Analyzing Implicit Aspects and Aspect Dependent Sentiment Polarity for Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis on Informal Turkish Texts

Kama B., ÖZTÜRK M., KARAGÖZ P., TOROSLU İ. H., Kalender M.

9th International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES), Bangkok, Thailand, 7 - 09 November 2017, pp.134-141 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/3167020.3167041
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
  • Page Numbers: pp.134-141
  • Keywords: sentiment analysis, aspect, product review, implicit aspect, sentiment polarity
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The web provides a suitable media for users to post comments on different topics. In most of such content, authors express different opinions on different features or aspects of the topic. In aspect based sentiment analysis, it is analyzed as to for which aspect which opinion is expressed. Once aspects are available, the next important step is to match aspects with correct sentiments. In this work, we investigate enhancements for two cases in matching step: extracting implicit aspects, and sentiment words whose polarity depends on the aspect. The techniques are applied on Turkish informal texts collected from a products forum. Experimental evaluation shows that additional steps applied for these cases improve the accuracy of aspect based sentiment analysis.