Paper: Sentiment Analysis of Conditional Sentences

ACL ID D09-1019
Title Sentiment Analysis of Conditional Sentences
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

This paper studies sentiment analysis of condi- tional sentences. The aim is to determine whether opinions expressed on different topics in a conditional sentence are positive, negative or neutral. Conditional sentences are one of the commonly used language constructs in text. In a typical document, there are around 8% of such sentences. Due to the condition clause, sentiments expressed in a conditional sentence can be hard to determine. For example, in the sentence, if your Nokia phone is not good, buy this great Samsung phone, the author is posi- tive about “Samsung phone” but does not ex- press an opinion on “Nokia phone” (although the owner of the “Nokia phone” may be nega- tive about it). However, if the sentence does not have “if”, the first clause is cle...