Sentiment Analysis in Polish Web-Political Discussions

  • Antoni SobkowiczEmail author
  • Marek Kozłowski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10930)


The article presents analysis of Polish Internet political discussion forums, characterized by significant polarization and high levels of emotion. The study compares samples of discussions gathered from the Internet comments concerning the last Polish election candidates. The authors compare three dictionary based sentiment analysis methods (built using different sentiment lexicons) with two machine learning ones, and explore methods using word embeddings to enhance sentiment analysis using dictionary based algorithms. The best performing algorithm is giving results closely corresponding to human evaluations.


Text classification Sentiment analysis Machine learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Information Processing InstituteWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Warsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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