2016 Volume 15 Issue 6 Pages 625-633
In this paper, first, analyses of many maxims are carried out to obtain knowledge for heart-touching phrases. Next, a creation system for heart-touching encouraging sentences is proposed using these findings. As for analyses, we collected 1,830 maxims because heart-touching phrases have a large effect on healing and encouragement. As a result, some interesting findings could be obtained such that positive and sentimental words are often used in heart-touching sentences. Contrast and emphatic sentences also tend to contribute to impressive expressions. The proposed system utilizes these findings to create heart-touching encouraging sentences. We performed evaluation experiments. We compared the sentences created by the proposed system with sentences created by humans. Many output sentences received evaluation values close to those created by humans.