Cross-Linguistic Sentiment Analysis: From English to Spanish

Julian Brooke, Milan Tofiloski, Maite Taboada
2009 Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing  
We explore the adaptation of English resources and techniques for text sentiment analysis to a new language, Spanish. Our main focus is the modification of an existing English semantic orientation calculator and the building of dictionaries; however we also compare alternate approaches, including machine translation and Support Vector Machine classification. The results indicate that, although languageindependent methods provide a decent baseline performance, there is also a significant cost to
more » ... automation, and thus the best path to long-term improvement is through the inclusion of language-specific knowledge and resources.
dblp:conf/ranlp/BrookeTT09 fatcat:4q5f354cfnahnfcumzlp3zh3zm