Lexical Based Sentiment Analysis - Verb, Adverb & Negation


  • Nurul Fathiyah Shamsudin Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Halizah Basiron Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Zurina Sa'aya Faculty of Information & Communication Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Melaka, Malaysia


Sentiment analysis is a method to determine whether the feedback given by the user is positive or negative. The comments posted by users consists noisy text which includes abbreviations, misspelling and short forms. Sentiment analysis becomes challenging when dealing with noisy data. The objective of this paper is to introduce a lexical based method in classifying sentiment of Facebook comments in Malay language. Two types of lexical based techniques namely Term Counting and Term Counting Average are implemented in order to classify the sentiment of Facebook comments. Several parts of speech tags are being taken into account. Pre-processing process is involved in dealing noisy texts in data. Term Counting works better for adjectives and adverbs while Term Counting Average performs better for verbs and negation words.


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How to Cite

Shamsudin, N. F., Basiron, H., & Sa’aya, Z. (2016). Lexical Based Sentiment Analysis - Verb, Adverb & Negation. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 8(2), 161–166. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/976