An opinion mining framework for Cantonese reviews

Abstract

Many research works are concentrating in how to handle the opinion mining for English, Chinese and Japanese, etc. However, little work has been done on opinion mining for Cantonese which is a world-wide influential language with 70 million speakers. In this paper, we point out that instead of utilizing the Mandarin lexical database, it’s necessary to construct a particular lexical database for Cantonese. Besides, we explore some Cantonese special written-tradition rules and incorporate them into the feature-based opinion summarization system framework. The experimental results show that our framework significantly outperform the traditional Mandarin sentiment analysis method using ICTCLAS.

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This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 61300137); the Guangdong Natural Science Foundation, China (No. S2013010013836); the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, SCUT (No. 2014ZZ0035).

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Chen, J., Huang, D.P., Hu, S. et al. An opinion mining framework for Cantonese reviews. J Ambient Intell Human Comput 6, 541–547 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-014-0237-8

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Keywords

  • Sentiment analysis
  • Cantonese
  • Opinion mining