Paper: Generating Valence Shifted Turkish Sentences

ACL ID W14-4420
Title Generating Valence Shifted Turkish Sentences
Venue International Conference on Natural Language Generation
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Valence shifting is the task of rewrit- ing a text towards more/less positively or negatively slanted versions. This paper presents a rule-based approach to produc- ing Turkish sentences with varying senti- ment. The approach utilizes semantic rela- tions in the Turkish and English WordNets to determine word polarities and involves the use of lexical substitution and adver- bial rules to alter the sentiment of a text in the intended direction. In a user study, the effectiveness of the generation approach is evaluated on real product reviews.