CUFE at SemEval-2016 Task 4: A Gated Recurrent Model for Sentiment Classification

Mahmoud Nabil, Amir Atyia, Mohamed Aly

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In this paper we describe a deep learning system that has been built for SemEval 2016 Task4 (Subtask A and B). In this work we trained a Gated Recurrent Unit (GRU) neural network model on top of two sets of word embeddings: (a) general word embeddings generated from unsupervised neural language model; and (b) task specific word embeddings generated from supervised neural language model that was trained to classify tweets into positive and negative categories. We also added a method for analyzing and splitting multi-words hashtags and appending them to the tweet body before feeding it to our model. Our models achieved 0.58 F1-measure for Subtask A (ranked 12/34) and 0.679 Recall for Subtask B (ranked 12/19).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2016)
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
StatePublished - Jul 14 2016


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