American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Generation of Malay Lexicon

Kalaiarasi Sonai Muthu Anbananthen, Surendran Selvaraju and Jaya Kumar Krishnan

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.503.510

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 14, Issue 4

Pages 503-510

Abstract

The most important element in analyzing sentiment in text is to assign polarity to the opinion words. Polarity means the positive, negative or neutral state of the opinion words. They are many methods or ways in determining the polarity of an opinion words. One of the methods is using lexicon-based method. Lexicons are digital library of opinion words together with the polarity of the words. Basically, there are 3 methods in developing lexicon-based approach which is manual, dictionary-based and corpus-based. For Malay language there is no available sentiment lexicon and also very limited sources. Thus, in this study we present the automation lexicon generation for Malay language using the dictionary approach. The detail description of the automation lexicon generation for Malay language is discussed in this study.

Copyright

© 2017 Kalaiarasi Sonai Muthu Anbananthen, Surendran Selvaraju and Jaya Kumar Krishnan. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.