Sentiment Lexicons for Arabic Social Media

LREC 2016 Saif MohammadMohammad SalamehSvetlana Kiritchenko

Existing Arabic sentiment lexicons have low coverage―with only a few thousand entries. In this paper, we present several large sentiment lexicons that were automatically generated using two different methods: (1) by using distant supervision techniques on Arabic tweets, and (2) by translating English sentiment lexicons into Arabic using a freely available statistical machine translation system... (read more)

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