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Identifying comparative sentences in text documents

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Identifying comparative sentences in text documents
This paper studies the problem of identifying comparative sentences in text documents. The problem is related to but quite different from sentiment/opinion sentence identification or classification. Sentiment classification studies the problem of classifying a document or a sentence based on the subjective opinion of the author. An important application area of sentiment/opinion identification is business intelligence as a product manufacturer always wants to know consumers’ opinions on its products. Comparisons on the other hand can be subjective or objective. Furthermore, a comparison is not concerned with an object in isolation. Instead, it compares the object with others. An example opinion sentence is “the sound quality of CD player X is poor”. An example comparative sentence is “the sound quality of CD player X is not as good as that of CD player Y”. Clearly, these two sentences give different information. Their language constructs are quite different too. Identifying ...
Nitin Jindal, Bing Liu
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where SIGIR
Authors Nitin Jindal, Bing Liu
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