Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Sentiment Analysis, Basic Tasks of

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_110159

Synonyms

Glossary

Aspect

Feature related to an opinion target

BOW

Bag of words

CNN

Convolutional neural network

Convolution

features made of consecutive words

LDA

Latent Dirichlet allocation

NLP

Natural language processing

Definition

Subjectivity detection is the task of identifying objective and subjective sentences. Objective sentences are those which do not exhibit any sentiment. So, it is desired for a sentiment analysis engine to find and separate the objective sentences for further analysis, e.g., polarity detection. In subjective sentences, opinions can often be expressed on one or multiple topics. Aspect extraction is a subtask of sentiment analysis that consists in identifying opinion targets in opinionated text, i.e., in detecting the specific aspects of a product or service the opinion holder is either praising or complaining about.

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Acknowledgement

This work was funded by Complexity Institute, Nanyang Technological University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Section editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Semeraro
    • 1
  • Cataldo Musto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Bari "Aldo Moro"BariItaly
  2. 2.BariItaly