Nowadays understanding people’s opinions is the way to success, whatever the goal. Sentiment classification automates this task, assigning a positive, negative or neutral polarity to free text concerning services, products, TV programs, and so on. Learning accurate models requires a considerable effort from human experts that have to properly label text data. To reduce this burden, cross-domain approaches are advisable in real cases and transfer learning between source and target domains is usually demanded due to language heterogeneity. This paper introduces some variants of our previous work [1], where both transfer learning and sentiment classification are performed by means of a Markov model. While document splitting into sentences does not perform well on common benchmark, using polarity-bearing terms to drive the classification process shows encouraging results, given that our Markov model only considers single terms without further context information.

Cross-domain sentiment classification via polarity-driven state transitions in a Markov model

DOMENICONI, GIACOMO;MORO, GIANLUCA;PAGLIARANI, ANDREA;PASOLINI, ROBERTO
2016

Abstract

Nowadays understanding people’s opinions is the way to success, whatever the goal. Sentiment classification automates this task, assigning a positive, negative or neutral polarity to free text concerning services, products, TV programs, and so on. Learning accurate models requires a considerable effort from human experts that have to properly label text data. To reduce this burden, cross-domain approaches are advisable in real cases and transfer learning between source and target domains is usually demanded due to language heterogeneity. This paper introduces some variants of our previous work [1], where both transfer learning and sentiment classification are performed by means of a Markov model. While document splitting into sentences does not perform well on common benchmark, using polarity-bearing terms to drive the classification process shows encouraging results, given that our Markov model only considers single terms without further context information.
Communications in Computer and Information Science
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Domeniconi, Giacomo; Moro, Gianluca; Pagliarani, Andrea; Pasolini, Roberto
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