Multi-channel convolutional neural network for twitter emotion and sentiment recognition

Jumayel Islam, Robert E. Mercer, Lu Xiao

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Abstract

The advent of micro-blogging sites has paved the way for researchers to collect and analyze huge volumes of data in recent years. Twitter, being one of the leading social networking sites worldwide, provides a great opportunity to its users for expressing their states of mind via short messages which are called tweets. The urgency of identifying emotions and sentiments conveyed through tweets has led to several research works. It provides a great way to understand human psychology and impose a challenge to researchers to analyze their content easily. In this paper, we propose a novel use of a multi-channel convolutional neural architecture which can effectively use different emotion and sentiment indicators such as hashtags, emoticons and emojis that are present in the tweets and improve the performance of emotion and sentiment identification. We also investigate the incorporation of different lexical features in the neural network model and its effect on the emotion and sentiment identification task. We analyze our model on some standard datasets and compare its effectiveness with existing techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLong and Short Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages1355-1365
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781950737130
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2019Jun 7 2019

Publication series

NameNAACL HLT 2019 - 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Proceedings of the Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period6/2/196/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language

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    Islam, J., Mercer, R. E., & Xiao, L. (2019). Multi-channel convolutional neural network for twitter emotion and sentiment recognition. In Long and Short Papers (pp. 1355-1365). (NAACL HLT 2019 - 2019 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies - Proceedings of the Conference; Vol. 1). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).