I am trying to find a public list of "negation" and "affirmation" cues (I'm not a linguist so I apologize if I am using incorrect terminology). A simple example for a "negation cue" I'm looking for is something like:

I do NOT have candy


There is an ABSENCE of candy

Where the capitalized text is negating "I do have candy" and "There is candy", respectively. I see literature that references working with negation cues, but I couldn't find any publicly available word/phrase sets. Does anyone know where I can look for something like this? Thanks.

  • This is off-topic, you should consider asking on the English site instead.
    – curiousdannii
    Aug 18 '14 at 4:16
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    You'll have to trawl through papers such as this to figure out how they did it. When you're searching on Google Scholar, you'll probably have to search for "agreement and disagreement markers" instead of "negation and affirmation cues".
    – prash
    Aug 18 '14 at 12:27
  • @curiousdannii With you see it's off-topic? Are data set requests on-topic? Feb 6 '16 at 16:35

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