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Lexicon-based sentiment analysis for Persian text

: Amiri, F.; Scerri, S.; Khodashahi, M.H.

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Angelova, G. ; Association for Computational Linguistics -ACL-:
International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2015 : Hissar, Bulgaria, 7-9 September 2015
Red Hook, NY: Curran, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5108-1328-1
International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP) <10, 2015, Hissar/Bulgaria>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IAIS ()

The vast information related to products and services available online, of both objective and subjective nature, can be used to provide contextualized suggestions and guidance to possible new customers. User feedback and comments left on different shopping websites, portals and social media have become a valuable resource, and text analysis methods have become an invaluable tool to process this kind of data. A lot of business use-cases have applied sentiment analysis in order to gauge people's response to a service or product, or to support customers with reaching a decision when choosing such a product. Although methods and techniques in this area abound, the majority only address a handful of natural languages at best. In this paper, we describe a lexiconbased sentiment analysis method designed around the Persian language. An evaluation of the developed GATE pipeline shows an encouraging overall accuracy of up to 69%.