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Combination of active learning and self-training for cross-lingual sentiment classification with density analysis of unlabelled samples

Hajmohammadi, Mohammad Sadegh and Ibrahim, Roliana and Selamat, Ali and Fujita, Hamido (2015) Combination of active learning and self-training for cross-lingual sentiment classification with density analysis of unlabelled samples. Information Sciences, 317 . pp. 67-77. ISSN 0020-0255

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2015.04.003

Abstract

In recent years, research in sentiment classification has received considerable attention by natural language processing researchers. Annotated sentiment corpora are the most important resources used in sentiment classification. However, since most recent research works in this field have focused on the English language, there are accordingly not enough annotated sentiment resources in other languages. Manual construction of reliable annotated sentiment corpora for a new language is a labour-intensive and time-consuming task. Projection of sentiment corpus from one language into another language is a natural solution used in cross-lingual sentiment classification. Automatic machine translation services are the most commonly tools used to directly project information from one language into another. However, since term distribution across languages may be different due to variations in linguistic terms and writing styles, cross-lingual methods cannot reach the performance of monolingual methods. In this paper, a novel learning model is proposed based on the combination of uncertainty-based active learning and semi-supervised self-training approaches to incorporate unlabelled sentiment documents from the target language in order to improve the performance of cross-lingual methods. Further, in this model, the density measures of unlabelled examples are considered in active learning part in order to avoid outlier selection. The empirical evaluation on book review datasets in three different languages shows that the proposed model can significantly improve the performance of cross-lingual sentiment classification in comparison with other existing and baseline methods.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:active learning, cross-lingual, density measure, self-training, sentiment classification
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:58077
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
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