Gao, Dehong (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) | Wei, Furu (Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing) | Li, Wenjie (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) | Liu, Xiaohua (Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing) | Zhou, Ming (Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing)
In this paper, we address the issue of bilingual sentiment lexicon learning(BSLL) which aims to automatically and simultaneously generate sentiment words for two languages. The underlying motivation is that sentiment information from two languages can perform iterative mutual-teaching in the learning procedure. We propose to develop two classifiers to determine the sentiment polarities of words under a co-training framework, which makes full use of the two-view sentiment information from the two languages. The word alignment derived from the parallel corpus is leveraged to design effective features and to bridge the learning of the two classifiers. The experimental results on English and Chinese languages show the effectiveness of our approach in BSLL.
In the last years, Sentiment Analysis has become a hot-trend topic of scientific and market research in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. Below, you can find 5 useful things you need to know about Sentiment Analysis that are connected to Social Media, Datasets, Machine Learning, Visualizations, and Evaluation Methods applied by researchers and market experts. Sentiment Analysis examines the problem of studying texts, like posts and reviews, uploaded by users on microblogging platforms, forums, and electronic businesses, regarding the opinions they have about a product, service, event, person or idea. The most common use of Sentiment Analysis is this of classifying a text to a class. Depending on the dataset and the reason, Sentiment Classification can be binary (positive or negative) or multi-class (3 or more classes) problem.
Text representation in Chinese sentiment analysis is usually working at word or character level. In this paper, we prove that radical-level processing could greatly improve sentiment classification performance. In particular, we propose two types of Chinese radical-based hierarchical embeddings. The embeddings incorporate not only semantics at radical and character level, but also sentiment information. In the evaluation of our embeddings, we conduct Chinese sentiment analysis at sentence level on four different datasets. Experimental results validate our assumption that radical-level semantics and sentiments can contribute to sentence-level sentiment classification and demonstrate the superiority of our embeddings over classic textual features and popular word and character embeddings.
This paper proposes an effective approach to model the emotional space of words to infer their Sense Sentiment Similarity (SSS). SSS reflects the distance between the words regarding their senses and underlying sentiments. We propose a probabilistic approach that is built on a hidden emotional model in which the basic human emotions are considered as hidden. This leads to predict a vector of emotions for each sense of the words, and then to infer the sense sentiment similarity. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is investigated in two Natural Language Processing tasks: Indirect yes/no Question Answer Pairs Inference and Sentiment Orientation Prediction.