Mining fine-grained opinions on closed captions of YouTube videos with an attention-RNN

Edison Marrese-Taylor, Jorge Balazs, Yutaka Matsuo


Abstract
Video reviews are the natural evolution of written product reviews. In this paper we target this phenomenon and introduce the first dataset created from closed captions of YouTube product review videos as well as a new attention-RNN model for aspect extraction and joint aspect extraction and sentiment classification. Our model provides state-of-the-art performance on aspect extraction without requiring the usage of hand-crafted features on the SemEval ABSA corpus, while it outperforms the baseline on the joint task. In our dataset, the attention-RNN model outperforms the baseline for both tasks, but we observe important performance drops for all models in comparison to SemEval. These results, as well as further experiments on domain adaptation for aspect extraction, suggest that differences between speech and written text, which have been discussed extensively in the literature, also extend to the domain of product reviews, where they are relevant for fine-grained opinion mining.
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W17-5213
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Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis
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September
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2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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WASSA | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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102–111
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/W17-5213
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-5213
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Edison Marrese-Taylor, Jorge Balazs, and Yutaka Matsuo. 2017. Mining fine-grained opinions on closed captions of YouTube videos with an attention-RNN. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis, pages 102–111, Copenhagen, Denmark. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Mining fine-grained opinions on closed captions of YouTube videos with an attention-RNN (Marrese-Taylor et al., 2017)
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-5213.pdf
Code
 epochx/opinatt
Data
Youtubean