Burmese Sentiment Analysis Based on Transfer Learning


Cunli Mao, Zhibo Man, Zhengtao Yu, Xia Wu, and Haoyuan Liang, Journal of Information Processing Systems Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 535-548, Aug. 2022  

10.3745/JIPS.04.0249
Keywords: Burmese, Cross-Lingual, sentiment analysis, Transfer Learning
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Abstract

Using a rich resource language to classify sentiments in a language with few resources is a popular subject of research in natural language processing. Burmese is a low-resource language. In light of the scarcity of labeled training data for sentiment classification in Burmese, in this study, we propose a method of transfer learning for sentiment analysis of a language that uses the feature transfer technique on sentiments in English. This method generates a cross-language word-embedding representation of Burmese vocabulary to map Burmese text to the semantic space of English text. A model to classify sentiments in English is then pre-trained using a convolutional neural network and an attention mechanism, where the network shares the model for sentiment analysis of English. The parameters of the network layer are used to learn the cross-language features of the sentiments, which are then transferred to the model to classify sentiments in Burmese. Finally, the model was tuned using the labeled Burmese data. The results of the experiments show that the proposed method can significantly improve the classification of sentiments in Burmese compared to a model trained using only a Burmese corpus.


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[APA Style]
Cunli Mao, Zhibo Man, Zhengtao Yu, Xia Wu, & and Haoyuan Liang (2022). Burmese Sentiment Analysis Based on Transfer Learning. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 18(4), 535-548. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0249.

[IEEE Style]
C. Mao, Z. Man, Z. Yu, X. Wu and a. H. Liang, "Burmese Sentiment Analysis Based on Transfer Learning," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 535-548, 2022. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0249.

[ACM Style]
Cunli Mao, Zhibo Man, Zhengtao Yu, Xia Wu, and and Haoyuan Liang. 2022. Burmese Sentiment Analysis Based on Transfer Learning. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 18, 4, (2022), 535-548. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.04.0249.