Author ORCID Identifier 0000-0003-1560-2701

Document Type

Conference Paper


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Computer Sciences


Recently, the majority of sentiment analysis researchers focus on target-based sentiment analysis because it delivers in-depth analysis with more accurate results as compared to traditional sentiment analysis. In this paper, we propose an interactive learning approach to tackle a target-based sentiment analysis task for the Arabic language. The proposed IALSTM model uses an interactive attentionbased mechanism to force the model to focus on different parts (targets) of a sentence. We investigate the ability to use targets, right and left contexts, and model them separately to learn their own representations via interactive modeling. We evaluated our model on two different datasets: Arabic hotel review and Arabic book review datasets. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of using this interactive modeling technique for the Arabic targetbased sentiment analysis task. The model obtained accuracy values of 83.10 compared to SOTA models such as AB-LSTM-PC which obtained 82.60 for the same dataset.