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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081257
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 12, 2017.
Abstract: Cross-lingual sentiment learning is becoming increasingly important due to the multilingual nature of user-generated content on social media and the scarce resources for languages other than English. However, cross-lingual sentiment learning is a challenging task due to the different distribution between translated data and original data and due to the language gap, i.e. each language has its own ways to express sentiments. This work explores the adaptation of English resources for sentiment analysis to a new language, Arabic. The aim is to design a light model for cross-lingual sentiment classification from English to Arabic, without any manual annotation effort which, at the same time, is easy to build and does not require deep linguistic analysis. The ultimate goal is to find an optimal baseline model and to determine the relation between the noise in the translated data and the accuracy of sentiment classification. Different configurations of several factors are investigated including feature representation, feature reduction methods, and the learning algorithms to find the optimal baseline model. Experiments show that a good classification model can be obtained from translated data regardless of the artificial noise added by machine translation. The results also show a significant cost to automation, and thus the best path to future enhancement is through the inclusion of language-specific knowledge and resources.
Adel Al-Shabi, Aisah Adel, Nazlia Omar and Tareq Al-Moslmi, “Cross-Lingual Sentiment Classification from English to Arabic using Machine Translation” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(12), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081257