Mining Aspect-Specific Opinions from Online Reviews Using a Latent Embedding Structured Topic Model
COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS AND INTELLIGENT TEXT PROCESSING, CICLING 2017, PT II, Vol. 10762, pp. 195–210.
Online reviews often contain user’s specific opinions on aspects (features) of items. These opinions are very useful to merchants and customers, but manually extracting them is time-consuming. Several topic models have been proposed to simultaneously extract item aspects and user’s opinions on the aspects, as well as to detect sentiment associated with the opinions. However, existing models tend to find poor aspect-opinion associations when limited examples of the required word co-occurrences are available in corpus. These models often also assign incorrect sentiment to words. In this paper, we propose a Latent embedding structured Opinion mining Topic model, called the LOT, which can simultaneously discover relevant aspect-level specific opinions from small or large numbers of reviews and to assign accurate sentiment to words. Experimental results for topic coherence, document sentiment classification, and a human evaluation all show that our proposed model achieves significant improvements over several state-of-the-art baselines.