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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 18

Proceedings of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Languages' Impact on Emotional Classification Methods

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2019F143

Citation: Proceedings of the 2019 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 18, pages 277286 ()

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Abstract. There is currently a lack of research concerning whether Emotional Classification (EC) research on a language is applicable to other languages. If this is the case then we can greatly reduce the amount of research needed for different languages. Therefore, we propose a framework to answer the following null hypothesis: The change in classification accuracy for Emotional Classification caused by changing a single preprocessor or classifier is independent of the target language within a significance level of p = 0.05. We test this hypothesis using an English and a Danish data set, and the classification algorithms: Support-Vector Machine, Naive Bayes, and Random Forest. From our statistical test, we got a p-value of 0.12852 and could therefore not reject our hypothesis. Thus, our hypothesis could still be true. More research is therefore needed within the field of cross-language EC in order to benefit EC for different languages.


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