Sentiment Analysis in Poems in Misurata Sub-dialect

A Sentiment Detection in an Arabic Sub-dialect


  • Azza Abugharsa Department of Linguistics and Computer Science, Montclair State University, USA



Misurata, poems, sentiment, ALSA, Arabic


Over the recent decades, there has been a significant increase and development of resources for Arabic natural language processing. This includes the task of exploring Arabic Language Sentiment Analysis (ALSA) from Arabic utterances in both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and different Arabic dialects. This study focuses on detecting sentiment in poems written in Misurata Arabic sub-dialect spoken in Misurata, Libya. The tools used to detect sentiment from the dataset are Sklearn as well as Mazajak sentiment tool1. Logistic Regression, Random Forest, Naive Bayes (NB), and Support Vector Machines (SVM) classifiers are used with Sklearn, while the Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) is implemented with Mazajak. The results show that the traditional classifiers score a higher level of accuracy as compared to Mazajak which is built on an algorithm that includes deep learning techniques. More research is suggested to analyze Arabic sub-dialect poetry in order to investigate the aspects that contribute to sentiments in these multi-line texts; for example, the use of figurative language such as metaphors.


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Abugharsa, A. (2021). Sentiment Analysis in Poems in Misurata Sub-dialect: A Sentiment Detection in an Arabic Sub-dialect. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS &Amp; TECHNOLOGY, 21, 103–114.



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