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Overview of the track on Sentiment Analysis for Dravidian Languages in Code-Mixed Text

Authors: 

Bharathi Raja, Ruba Priyadharshini, Vigneshwaran Muralidaran, Shardul Suryawanshi, Navya Jose, Elizabeth Sherly, John McCrae

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
Sentiment analysis of Dravidian languages has received attention in recent years. However, most social media text is code-mixed and there is no research available on sentiment analysis of code-mixed Dravidian languages. The Dravidian-CodeMix-FIRE 2020, a track on Sentiment Analysis for Dravidian Languages in Code-Mixed Text, focused on creating a platform for researchers to come together and investigate the problem. There were two languages for this track: (i) Tamil, and (ii) Malayalam. The participants were given a dataset of YouTube comments and the goal of the shared task submissions was to recognise the sentiment of each comment by classifying them into positive, negative, neutral, mixed-feeling classes or by recognising whether the comment is not in the intended language. The performance of the systems was evaluated by weighted-F1 score.
Proceedings: 
Proceedings of Hate Speech and Offensive Content Identification in Indo-European Languages (HASOC 2020)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.5281/zenodo.4320713
Publication Date: 
06/12/2020
Research Group: 
Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
Open access repository: 
Yes