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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Semantic Orientation Applied to Unsupervised Classification of Reviews

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Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? Semantic Orientation Applied to Unsupervised Classification of Reviews
This paper presents a simple unsupervised learning algorithm for classifying reviews as recommended (thumbs up) or not recommended (thumbs down). The classification of a review is predicted by the average semantic orientation of the phrases in the review that contain adjectives or adverbs. A phrase has a positive semantic orientation when it has good associations (e.g., "subtle nuances") and a negative semantic orientation when it has bad associations (e.g., "very cavalier"). In this paper, the semantic orientation of a phrase is calculated as the mutual information between the given phrase and the word "excellent" minus the mutual information between the given phrase and the word "poor". A review is classified as recommended if the average semantic orientation of its phrases is positive. The algorithm achieves an average accuracy of 74% when evaluated on 410 reviews from Epinions, sampled from four different domains (reviews of automobiles, ban...
Peter D. Turney
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where CORR
Authors Peter D. Turney
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