Text Augmentation For Emotion Classification In Microblog Text Using Similarity Scoring Based On Neural Embedding Models

Yong, Kuan Shyang (2022) Text Augmentation For Emotion Classification In Microblog Text Using Similarity Scoring Based On Neural Embedding Models. Masters thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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Emotion classification can benefit from a larger pool of training data but manually expanding the emotion corpus is labour-intensive and time-consuming. Distant supervision can be used to collect large amount of training data in a short period of time using emotion word hashtags, but the collected data may contain excessive noise. In this research, we proposed a text augmentation strategy to efficiently expand the size of positive examples for six emotion categories (happiness, anger, excitement, desperation, boredom and indifference) in EmoTweet-28 by exploiting tweets collected from distant supervision (DS) that are similar to the seed examples in EmoTweet-28 (ET-seed). Similarity scoring approach was used to compute to cosine similarity scores between each DS tweet and all ET-seed tweets under the same emotion category. Seven vector representations (USE, InferSent GloVe, InferSent fastText, Word2Vec, fastText, GloVe, and Bag-of-Words) were experimented to represent the tweets in the similarity scoring approach. DS tweets with high similarity scores were selected to become the augmented instances and annotated with emotion labels. The selection of DS tweets was divided into two categories which are threshold-based selection and fixed increment selection. In addition, we also modified the proposed text augmentation strategy by altering the seed sets used for similarity scoring using clustering and misclassified strategies. All augmented sets were evaluated by training a deep neural network classifier separately to distinguish between the presence or absence of specific emotion in tweets from the test set.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76.6 Electronic digital computers -- Programming
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Komputer (School of Computer Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2023 06:38
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2023 06:38
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/59117

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