Arabic Sentiment Analysis (ASA) Using Deep Learning Approach

  • Abdulhakeem Qusay Al-Bayati Computer Engineering Department - University of Technology Baghdad, Iraq
  • Ahmed S. Al-Araji Computer Engineering Department - University of Technology Baghdad, Iraq
  • Saman Hameed Ameen Computer Engineering Department - University of Technology Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Deep Learning (DL), Machine Learning (ML), Arabic Sentiment Analysis (ASA), word embedding, Long-Short Term Memory (LSTM), features

Abstract

Sentiment analysis is one of the major fields in natural language processing whose main task is to extract sentiments, opinions, attitudes, and emotions from a subjective text. And for its importance in decision making and in people's trust with reviews on web sites, there are many academic researches to address sentiment analysis problems. Deep Learning (DL) is a powerful Machine Learning (ML) technique that has emerged with its ability of feature representation and differentiating data, leading to state-of-the-art prediction results. In recent years, DL has been widely used in sentiment analysis, however, there is scarce in its implementation in the Arabic language field. Most of the previous researches address other languages like English. The proposed model tackles Arabic Sentiment Analysis (ASA) by using a DL approach. ASA is a challenging field where Arabic language has a rich morphological structure more than other languages. In this work, Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) as a deep neural network has been used for training the model combined with word embedding as a first hidden layer for features extracting. The results show an accuracy of about 82% is achievable using DL method.

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Published
2020-06-01
How to Cite
Al-Bayati, A., Al-Araji, A. and Ameen, S. (2020) “Arabic Sentiment Analysis (ASA) Using Deep Learning Approach”, Journal of Engineering, 26(6), pp. 85-93. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2020.06.07.