Sentiment Analysis of Korean Using Effective Linguistic Features and Adjustment of Word Senses

  • Jang, Ha-Yeon (Dept. of Linguistics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University) ;
  • Shin, Hyo-Pil (Dept. of Linguistics, College of Humanities, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2010.10.29
  • Accepted : 2010.11.20
  • Published : 2010.12.31


This paper introduces a new linguistic-focused approach for sentiment analysis (SA) of Korean. In order to overcome shortcomings of previous works that focused mainly on statistical methods, we made effective use of various linguistic features reflecting the nature of Korean. These features include contextual shifters, modal affixes, and the morphological dependency of chunk structures. Moreover, in order to eschew possible confusion caused by ambiguous words and to improve the results of SA, we also proposed simple adjustment methods of word senses using KOLON ontology mapping information. Through experiments we contend that effective use of linguistic features and ontological information can improve the results of sentiment analysis of Korean.



Supported by : Korea Research Foundation