On Sentiment Polarity Assignment in the Wordnet Using Loopy Belief Propagation

  • Marcin Kulisiewicz
  • Tomasz KajdanowiczEmail author
  • Przemyslaw Kazienko
  • Maciej Piasecki
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9121)


Sentiment analysis is a very active and nowadays highly addressed research area. One of the problem in sentiment analysis is text classification in terms of its attitude, especially in reviews or comments from social media. In general, this problem can be solved by two different approaches: machine learning methods and based on lexicons. Methods based on lexicons require properly prepared lexicons which usually are obtained manually from experts and it costs a lot in terms of time and resources. This paper aims at automatic lexicon creation for sentiment analysis. There are proposed the methods based on Loopy Belief Propagation that starting from small set of seed words with a priori known sentiment value propagates the sentiment to whole Wordnet.


Sentiment analysis Wordnet Relational classification Collective classification 



The work was partially supported by European Union, the ENGINE grant, agreement no 316097 (FP7) and by The National Science Centre, the decision no. DEC-2013/09/B/ST6/02317. The work was partially financed as part of the investment in the CLARIN-PL research infrastructure funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Kulisiewicz
    • 1
  • Tomasz Kajdanowicz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Przemyslaw Kazienko
    • 1
  • Maciej Piasecki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computational IntelligenceWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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