Automatic Construction of Domain-Specific Sentiment Lexicons for Polarity Classification

  • Sattam AlmatarnehEmail author
  • Pablo Gamallo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 619)


The article describes a strategy to build sentiment lexicons (positive and negative words) from corpora. Special attention will paid to the construction of a domain-specific lexicon from a corpus of movie reviews. Polarity words of the lexicon are assigned weights standing for different degrees of positiveness and negativeness. This lexicon is integrated into a sentiment analysis system in order to evaluate its performance in the task of sentiment classification. The experiments performed shows that the lexicon we generated automatically outperforms other manual lexicons when they are used as features of a supervised sentiment classifier.


Sentiment analysis Opinion mining Sentiment lexicon Polarity classification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Singular de Investigación en Tecnoloxías da Información (CITIUS)Universidad de Santiago de CompostelaSantiago de CompostelaSpain

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