Sentiment Analysis on Monolingual, Multilingual and Code-Switching Twitter Corpora

Abstract

We address the problem of performing polarity classification on Twitter over different languages, focusing on English and Spanish, comparing three techniques: (1) a monolingual model which knows the language in which the opinion is written, (2) a monolingual model that acts based on the decision provided by a language identification tool and (3) a multilingual model trained on a multilingual dataset that does not need any language recognition step. Results show that multilingual models are even able to outperform the monolingual models on some monolingual sets. We introduce the first code-switching corpus with sentiment labels, showing the robustness of a multilingual approach.

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@inproceedings{Vilares2015SentimentAO, title={Sentiment Analysis on Monolingual, Multilingual and Code-Switching Twitter Corpora}, author={David Vilares and Miguel A. Alonso and Carlos G{\'o}mez-Rodr{\'i}guez}, booktitle={WASSA@EMNLP}, year={2015} }