Hierarchical semantic representations of online news comments for emotion tagging using multiple information sources

Wang, Chao, Zhang, Ying, Jie, Wei, Sauer, Christian and Yuan, Xiaojie (2017) Hierarchical semantic representations of online news comments for emotion tagging using multiple information sources. In: 22nd International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2017), 27-30 March 2017, Suzhou, China.

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Abstract

With the development of online news services, users now can actively respond to online news by expressing subjective emotions, which can help us understand the predilections and opinions of an individual user, and help news publishers to provide more relevant services. Neural network methods have achieved promising results, but still have challenges in the field of emotion tagging. Firstly, these methods regard the whole document as a stream or bag of words and can't encode the intrinsic relations between sentences. So these methods cannot properly express the semantic meaning of the document in which sentences may have logical relations. Secondly, these methods only use semantics of the document itself, while ignoring the accompanying information sources, which can significantly influence the interpretation of the sentiment contained in documents. Therefore, this paper presents a hierarchical semantic representation model of news comments using multiple information sources, called Hierarchical Semantic Neural Network (HSNN). In particular, we begin with a novel neural network model to learn document representation in a bottom-up way, capturing not only the semantics within sentence but also semantics or logical relations between sentences. On top of this, we tackle the task of predicting emotions for online news comments by exploiting multiple information sources including the content of comments, the content of news articles, and the user-generated emotion votes. A series of experiments and tests on real-world datasets have demonstrated the effectiveness of our proposed approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISBN: 9783319556994
Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-55699-4_8
Page Range: pp. 121-136
Additional Information: © Springer Verlag 2017. The final publication is available at Springer via http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319556987
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotion tagging, hierarchical semantic representation, multiple information sources, neural network
Subjects: Computing
Depositing User: WEI JIE
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2017 17:48
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 10:53
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3219

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