Convolution Kernels for Opinion Holder Extraction

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Convolution Kernels for Opinion Holder Extraction
Opinion holder extraction is one of the important subtasks in sentiment analysis. The effective detection of an opinion holder depends on the consideration of various cues on various levels of representation, though they are hard to formulate explicitly as features. In this work, we propose to use convolution kernels for that task which identify meaningful fragments of sequences or trees by themselves. We not only investigate how different levels of information can be effectively combined in different kernels but also examine how the scope of these kernels should be chosen. In general relation extraction, the two candidate entities thought to be involved in a relation are commonly chosen to be the boundaries of sequences and trees. The definition of boundaries in opinion holder extraction, however, is less straightforward since there might be several expressions beside the candidate opinion holder to be eligible for being a boundary.
Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow
Added 14 Feb 2011
Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Michael Wiegand, Dietrich Klakow
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