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5.2 ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, Business and Management.

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Aspect-based sentiment analysis (ABSA) has attracted many researchers’ attention in recent years. However, the lack of benchmark datasets for specific languages is a common challenge because of the prohibitive cost of manual annotation. The zero-shot cross-lingual strategy can be applied to solve this gap in research. Moreover, previous works mainly focus on improving the performance of supervised ABSA with pre-trained languages. Therefore, there are few to no systematic comparisons of the benefits of multilingual models in zero-shot and joint training cross-lingual for the ABSA task. In this paper, we focus on the zero-shot and joint training cross-lingual transfer task for the ABSA. We fine-tune the latest pre-trained multilingual language models on the source language, and then it is directly predicted in the target language. For the joint learning scenario, the models are trained on the combination of multiple source languages. Our experimental results show that (1) fine-tuning multilingual models achieve promising performances in the zero-shot crosslingual scenario; (2) fine-tuning models on the combination training data of multiple source languages outperforms monolingual data in the joint training scenario. Furthermore, the experimental results indicated that choosing other languages instead of English as the source language can give promising results in the low-resource languages scenario.


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