JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 30(2): 242-261, doi: 10.3897/jucs.98708
Sentiment Analysis of Code-Mixed Text: A Comprehensive Review
expand article infoAnne Perera, Amitha Caldera§
‡ University of Vavuniya, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka§ University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Sentiment Analysis is the task of identifying and extracting the opinion expressed in a text to determine the writer's perception of an entity. Due to globalization, people often mix two or more languages and use phonetic typing and lexical borrowing in web communication. This concept is known as code-mixing. Although extracting the opinion of text written in monolingual languages is simple and straightforward, Sentiment Analysis of code-mixed text is challenging. Classifiers fail within the context of the code-mixed text as text may consist of creative writing, spelling variations, grammatical errors, and different word orders. Hence, SA of code-mixed text is an interesting, challenging, and popular research area. This paper presents the state-of-the-art in Sentiment Analysis of code-mixed text by discussing each concept in detail. The paper also discusses the focused areas, techniques used, limitations, and performances of the studies related to code-mixing.
Code-mixed, Monolingual, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis