Opinion mining in Twitter: How to make use of sarcasm to enhance sentiment analysis

Mondher Bouazizi, Tomoaki Ohtsuki

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Abstract

Opinion mining and sentiment analysis refer to the identification and the aggregation of attitudes or opinions expressed by internet users towards a specific topic. However, due to the limitation in terms of characters (i.e. 140 characters per tweet) and the use of informal language, the state-of-the-art approaches of sentiment analysis present lower performances in Twitter than that when they are applied on longer texts. Moreover, presence of sarcasm makes the task even more challenging. Sarcasm is when a person conveys implicit information, usually the opposite of what is said, within the message he transmits. In this paper we propose a method that makes use of a minimal set of features, yet, efficiently classifies tweets regardless of their topic. We also study the importance of detecting sarcastic tweets automatically, and demonstrate how the accuracy of sentiment analysis can be enhanced knowing which tweets are sarcastic and which are not.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1594-1597
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450338547
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 25
EventIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: 2015 Aug 252015 Aug 28

Other

OtherIEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period15/8/2515/8/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Bouazizi, M., & Ohtsuki, T. (2015). Opinion mining in Twitter: How to make use of sarcasm to enhance sentiment analysis. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2015 (pp. 1594-1597). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2808797.2809350