NRC-Canada-2014: recent improvements in the sentiment analysis of tweets

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.3115/v1/S14-2077
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Proceedings titleProceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014)
Conference8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014), August 23-24 2014, Dublin, Ireland
Pages443447
AbstractThis paper describes state-of-the-art statistical systems for automatic sentiment analysis of tweets. In a Semeval-2014 shared task (Task 9), our submissions obtained highest scores in the term-level sentiment classification subtask on both the 2013 and 2014 tweets test sets. In the message-level sentiment classification task, our submissions obtained highest scores on the Live- Journal blog posts test set, sarcastic tweets test set, and the 2013 SMS test set. These systems build on our SemEval-2013 sentiment analysis systems (Mohammad et al., 2013) which ranked first in both the term- and message-level subtasks in 2013. Key improvements over the 2013 systems are in the handling of negation. We create separate tweet-specific sentiment lexicons for terms in affirmative contexts and in negated contexts.
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PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23001916
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