Negation Detection on Mexican Spanish Tweets: The T-MexNeg Corpus

Gemma Bel-Enguix, Helena Gómez-Adorno, Alejandro Pimentel, Sergio-Luis Ojeda-Trueba, Brian Aguilar-Vizuet
2021 Applied Sciences  
In this paper, we introduce the T-MexNeg corpus of Tweets written in Mexican Spanish. It consists of 13,704 Tweets, of which 4895 contain negation structures. We performed an analysis of negation statements embedded in the language employed on social media. This research paper aims to present the annotation guidelines along with a novel resource targeted at the negation detection task. The corpus was manually annotated with labels of negation cue, scope, and, event. We report the analysis of
more » ... inter-annotator agreement for all the components of the negation structure. This resource is freely available. Furthermore, we performed various experiments to automatically identify negation using the T-MexNeg corpus and the SFU ReviewSP-NEG for training a machine learning algorithm. By comparing two different methodologies, one based on a dictionary and the other based on the Conditional Random Fields algorithm, we found that the results of negation identification on Twitter are lower when the model is trained on the SFU ReviewSP-NEG Corpus. Therefore, this paper shows the importance of having resources built specifically to deal with social media language.
doi:10.3390/app11093880 doaj:aabcbb3275f84774a29fd5316c428436 fatcat:dzcyo2mp5fdajgnm7yz5zzbora