Semantic multidimensional scaling for open-domain sentiment analysis
Cambria E., Song Y., Wang H., Howard N.
The ability to understand natural language text is far from being emulated in machines. One of the main hurdles to overcome is that computers lack both the common and common-sense knowledge that humans normally acquire during the formative years of their lives. To really understand natural language, a machine should be able to comprehend this type of knowledge, rather than merely relying on the valence of keywords and word co-occurrence frequencies. In this article, the largest existing taxonomy of common knowledge is blended with a natural-language-based semantic network of common-sense knowledge. Multidimensional scaling is applied on the resulting knowledge base for open-domain opinion mining and sentiment analysis. © 2001-2011 IEEE.