Paper: Multilingual Subjectivity Analysis Using Machine Translation

ACL ID D08-1014
Title Multilingual Subjectivity Analysis Using Machine Translation
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

Although research in other languages is in- creasing, much of the work in subjectivity analysis has been applied to English data, mainly due to the large body of electronic re- sources and tools that are available for this lan- guage. In this paper, we propose and evalu- ate methods that can be employed to transfer a repository of subjectivity resources across lan- guages. Specifically, we attempt to leverage on the resources available for English and, by employing machine translation, generate re- sources for subjectivity analysis in other lan- guages. Through comparative evaluations on two different languages (Romanian and Span- ish), we show that automatic translation is a viable alternative for the construction of re- sources and tools for subjectivity analysis in a new target language...