UMBC ebiquity

Dynamic Domain Specific Sentimental Word Identification

Speaker: Justin Martineau

Start: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 12:30PM

End: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 02:00PM

Location: ITE 325b

Abstract: Query driven sentiment analysis is a difficult problem because the strength and polarity of sentimental word and expressions is dependent upon the topic. This necessitates a dynamic approach fast enough to operate at run time.

In this talk I will outline the problem by presenting new experiments supporting the claim that topical sentiment is expressed by the sum of a large number of very weak signals. As a partial solution I will present a fast, statistically grounded technique to determine sentimental word orientation for a given topic. Then I will present preliminary results using document synthesis to bootstrap topical sentiment polarity classifiers at run time.

Tags: information retrieval, sentiment, genre adaptation

Host: Shujia Zhou