Extracting features with medical sentiment lexicon and position encoding for drug reviews

Liu, Sisi, and Lee, Ickjai (2019) Extracting features with medical sentiment lexicon and position encoding for drug reviews. Health Information Science and Systems, 7 (11).

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Medical sentiment analysis refers to the extraction of sentiments or emotions from documents retrieved from healthcare sources, such as public forums and drug review websites. Previous studies prove that sentiment analysis for clinical documents has the potential for assisting patients with information for self assessing treatments, providing health professionals with more insights into patients’ health conditions, or even managing relations between patients and doctors. Nevertheless, the lack of data used for empirical experiments in previous research indicates that there are strong needs for a systematic framework in order to identify medical field specific sentiments. We propose a new feature extraction approach utilising position embeddings to generate a medical domain enhanced sentiment lexicon with position encoding representation for drug review sentiment analysis. Experiments on different feature extraction methods using two types of sentiment lexicons with various machine learning classifiers, support the superior performance of sentiment classification with position encoding incorporated medical sentiment lexicon for drug review datasets.

Item ID: 58572
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2047-2501
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2019 03:57
FoR Codes: 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4602 Artificial intelligence > 460208 Natural language processing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 100%
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