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Orthogonal Processing for Measuring the Tonality of Egyptian Microblogs

by Madeeh Nayer El-gedawy
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 87 - Number 7
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Madeeh Nayer El-gedawy

Madeeh Nayer El-gedawy . Orthogonal Processing for Measuring the Tonality of Egyptian Microblogs. International Journal of Computer Applications. 87, 7 ( February 2014), 20-25. DOI=10.5120/15220-3730

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author = { Madeeh Nayer El-gedawy },
title = { Orthogonal Processing for Measuring the Tonality of Egyptian Microblogs },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { February 2014 },
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Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (SSA) research in Arabic is still in its beginning phases regarding the research done in English on different granularities (sentence and document levels). In this paper, a simple system is proposed to perform sentiment analysis (or polarity detection) using an aggressive stemmer in the preprocessing phase followed by a Fuzzy classifier. The main focus of this paper is optimizing the preprocessing tasks for better tonality detection performance. Twitter is used as the data source because it is considered one of the hugest online dialectal Arabic microblogs repositories.

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Information Sciences


Sentiment – aggressive - stemmer – normalization – stops word removal – Fuzziers.