Smruthi Mukund

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In this paper we propose a new approach to capture the inclination towards a certain election candidate from the contents of blogs and to explain why that inclination may be so. The method is based on the availability of "ground truth" speeches from the election candidates that are labeled and also on the collection of noisy blogs which are not labeled in(More)
The goal of this work is to produce a classifier that can distinguish subjective sentences from objective sentences for the Urdu language. The amount of labeled data required for training automatic classifiers can be highly imbalanced especially in the multilingual paradigm as generating annotations is an expensive task. In this work, we propose a(More)
There has been an increase in the amount of multilingual text on the Internet due to the proliferation of news sources and blogs. The Urdu language, in particular, has experienced explosive growth on the Web. Text mining for information discovery, which includes tasks such as identifying topics, relationships and events, and sentiment analysis, requires(More)
The main aim of this work is to perform sentiment analysis on Urdu blog data. We use the method of structural correspondence learning (SCL) to transfer sentiment analysis learning from Urdu newswire data to Urdu blog data. The pivots needed to transfer learning from newswire domain to blog domain is not trivial as Urdu blog data, unlike newswire data is(More)
Automatic extraction of opinion holders and targets (together referred to as opinion entities) is an important subtask of sentiment analysis. In this work, we attempt to accurately extract opinion entities from Urdu newswire. Due to the lack of resources required for training role labelers and dependency parsers (as in English) for Urdu, a more robust(More)
In this paper we explore the possibility of using cross lingual projections that help to automatically induce role-semantic annotations in the PropBank paradigm for Urdu, a resource poor language. This technique provides annotation projections based on word alignments. It is relatively inexpensive and has the potential to reduce human effort involved in(More)
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