Cross-Linguistic Sentiment Analysis: From English to Spanish

@inproceedings{Brooke2009CrossLinguisticSA,
  title={Cross-Linguistic Sentiment Analysis: From English to Spanish},
  author={Julian Brooke and Milan Tofiloski and Maite Taboada},
  booktitle={RANLP},
  year={2009}
}
We explore the adaptation of English resources and techniques for text sentiment analysis to a new language, Spanish. Our main focus is the modification of an existing English semantic orientation calculator and the building of dictionaries; however we also compare alternate approaches, including machine translation and Support Vector Machine classification. The results indicate that, although languageindependent methods provide a decent baseline performance, there is also a significant cost to… CONTINUE READING
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