Sentiment Classification of Drug Reviews Using Fuzzy-rough Feature Selection

Tianhua Chen, Pan Su, Changjing Shang, Richard Hill, Hengshan Zhang, Qiang Shen

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Sentiment analysis mines people's opinions and attitudes regarding a certain issue from source materials. Recently, it has drawn significant attention in a number of application areas. The sentiment analysis of healthcare in general and that of users' drug experience in particular could shed significant light on how to improve public health and make the right decisions. However, one of the major challenges in sentiment classification lies in the very large number of extracted features. Fuzzy-rough feature selection provides a means by which discrete or real-valued noisy data can be effectively reduced without human intervention. This paper proposes an implementation for automatic sentiment classification of drug reviews employing fuzzy rough feature selection. Experimental results demonstrate that the employment of fuzzy-rough feature selection can indeed significantly reduce the complexity of feature space and the classification run-time overheads while maintaining classification accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFUZZ-IEEE
PublisherIEEE Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538617281
ISBN (Print)9781538617298
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2019
EventFuzzy Systems - J W Marriott, New Orleans, United States of America
Duration: 23 Jun 201926 Jun 2019
Conference number: 28

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
ISSN (Print)1098-7584
ISSN (Electronic)1558-4739


ConferenceFuzzy Systems
Abbreviated titleFUZZ-IEEE-2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityNew Orleans
Period23 Jun 201926 Jun 2019


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