Paper: Mining Opinions in Comparative Sentences

ACL ID C08-1031
Title Mining Opinions in Comparative Sentences
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper studies sentiment analysis from the user-generated content on the Web. In particular, it focuses on mining opinions from comparative sentences, i.e., to determine which entities in a compari- son are preferred by its author. A typical comparative sentence compares two or more entities. For example, the sentence, “the picture quality of Camera X is better than that of Camera Y”, compares two entities “Camera X” and “Camera Y” with regard to their picture quality. Clear- ly, “Camera X” is the preferred entity. Existing research has studied the problem of extracting some key elements in a comparative sentence. However, there is still no study of mining opinions from comparative sentences, i.e., identifying preferred entities of the author. This pa- ...