PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Convolution Kernels for Opinion Holder Extraction
Michael Wiegand and Dietrich Klakow
In: NAACL 2010, 1 June - 6 June 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


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.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects:Natural Language Processing
ID Code:8861
Deposited By:Diana Schreyer
Deposited On:21 February 2012