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Manal Mustafa Ali, A. Shakour AlSamahi, Alaa Hamouda

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1,2,3Azher University, Computer and system Department, Cairo - Egypt

Ali, Manal M., et al. "A MULTIFACETED ARABIC SENTIMENT ANALYSIS." IJETSI, vol. 2, no. 3, 2017, pp. 604-618,
Ali, M. M., AlSamahi, A. S., & Hamouda, A. (2017). A MULTIFACETED ARABIC SENTIMENT ANALYSIS. IJETSI, 2(3), 604-618. Retrieved from
Ali, Manal M., A. S. AlSamahi, and Alaa Hamouda. "A MULTIFACETED ARABIC SENTIMENT ANALYSIS." IJETSI 2, no. 3 (2017), 604-618.

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This paper explores a method that uses International Corpus for Arabic (ICA) and Arabic WordNet (AWN) for sentiment classification of Arabic content. The highly inflictive nature of Arabic diminishes the effectiveness of conventional Bag of Words (BoW). The classical BoW is considered insufficient to form a representative vector for large scale social media content as it ignores possible relations between terms. The proposed work overcomes this limitation by incorporating different feature sets and performing cascaded analysis that fundamentally contains lexical analysis, morphological analysis, and semantic analysis. ICA is used to handle Arabic morphological pluralism. AWN semantically is exploited to extract generic and semantic relations for the lexical units over all the dataset. Moreover, specific feature extraction components are integrated to account for the linguistic characteristics of Arabic. Finally, we can leverage from social media standard features such as emoticons and smileys. So, a system for automatic Emotion Detection (ED) and mood recognitions was built to provide further sentiment insight and classification power. The optimal feature combination for each of the different emotions was determined using a combination of machine learning and rule- based methods. Experimentally, the results revealed that incorporation of morphological characteristics, semantic knowledge and emotional state description in feature vector is superior to classical BoW representation, in terms of feature reduction (31% reduction percentage) and accuracy results (FMeasure was increased up to 89%).