Resource Creation and Evaluation for Multilingual Sentiment Analysis in Social Media Texts

@inproceedings{Balahur2014ResourceCA,
  title={Resource Creation and Evaluation for Multilingual Sentiment Analysis in Social Media Texts},
  author={Alexandra Balahur and Marco Turchi and Ralf Steinberger and Jos{\'e} Manuel Perea Ortega and Guillaume Jacquet and Dilek K{\"u}ç{\"u}k and Vanni Zavarella and Adil El Ghali},
  booktitle={LREC},
  year={2014}
}
This paper presents an evaluation of the use of machine translation to obtain and employ data for training multilingual sentiment classifiers. We show that the use of machine translated data obtained similar results as the use of native-speaker translations of the same data. Additionally, our evaluations pinpoint to the fact that the use of multilingual data, including that obtained through machine translation, leads to improved results in sentiment classification. Finally, we show that the… CONTINUE READING