Sentiment Analysis of Arabic Tweets: Opinion Target Extraction

  • Behdenna SalimaEmail author
  • Barigou Fatiha
  • Belalem Ghalem
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 64)


Due to the increased volume of Arabic opinionated posts on different social media, Arabic sentiment analysis is viewed as an important research field. Identifying the target on which opinion has been expressed is the aim of this work. Opinion target extraction is a problem that was generally very little treated in Arabic text. In this paper, an opinion target extraction method from Arabic tweets is proposed. First, as a preprocessing phase, several feature forms from tweets are extracted to be examined. The aim of these forms is to evaluate their impacts on accuracy. Then, two classifiers, SVM and Naïve Bayes are trained. The experiment results show that, with 500 tweets collected and manually tagged, SVM gives the highest precision and recall (86%).


Opinion mining Arabic sentiment analysis Opinion target Machine learning Arabic tweet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Behdenna Salima
    • 1
    Email author
  • Barigou Fatiha
    • 1
  • Belalem Ghalem
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of Oran 1OranAlgeria

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