Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Computer Science

Title

A linear-chain CRF-based learning approach for web opinion mining

Language

English

Abstract

The task of opinion mining from product reviews is to extract the product entities and determine whether the opinions on the entities are positive, negative or neutral. Reasonable performance on this task has been achieved by employing rule-based, statistical approaches or generative learning models such as hidden Markov model (HMMs). In this paper, we proposed a discriminative model using linear-chain Conditional Random Field (CRFs) for opinion mining. CRFs can naturally incorporate arbitrary, non-independent features of the input without making conditional independence assumptions among the features. This can be particularly important for opinion mining on product reviews. We evaluated our approach base on three criteria: recall, precision and F-score for extracted entities, opinions and their polarities. Compared to other methods, our approach was proven more effective for accomplishing opinion mining tasks. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Keywords

Conditional Random Field (CRFs), Feature Function, Web Opinion Mining

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

Web Information Systems Engineering – WISE 2010: 11th International Conference, Hong Kong, China, December 12-14, 2010. Proceedings

Start Page

128

End Page

141

Conference Location

Hong Kong, China

Publisher

Springer

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-17616-6_13

ISBN (print)

9783642176159

ISBN (electronic)

9783642176166

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