Aspect-Level Sentiment Analysis Based on Position Features Using Multilevel Interactive Bidirectional GRU and Attention Mechanism

Xiaodi Wang, Xiaoliang Chen, Mingwei Tang, Tian Yang, Zhen Wang
2020 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society  
The aim of aspect-level sentiment analysis is to identify the sentiment polarity of a given target term in sentences. Existing neural network models provide a useful account of how to judge the polarity. However, context relative position information for the target terms is adversely ignored under the limitation of training datasets. Considering position features between words into the models can improve the accuracy of sentiment classification. Hence, this study proposes an improved
more » ... improved classification model by combining multilevel interactive bidirectional Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU), attention mechanisms, and position features (MI-biGRU). Firstly, the position features of words in a sentence are initialized to enrich word embedding. Secondly, the approach extracts the features of target terms and context by using a well-constructed multilevel interactive bidirectional neural network. Thirdly, an attention mechanism is introduced so that the model can pay greater attention to those words that are important for sentiment analysis. Finally, four classic sentiment classification datasets are used to deal with aspect-level tasks. Experimental results indicate that there is a correlation between the multilevel interactive attention network and the position features. MI-biGRU can obviously improve the performance of classification.
doi:10.1155/2020/5824873 fatcat:irndsstkzbgn7pc3fqfiyto3ae