Sentiment Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccines in Indonesia on Twitter Using Pre-Trained and Self-Training Word Embeddings

  • Kartikasari Kusuma Agustiningsih Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta
  • Ema Utami Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta
  • Muhammad Altoumi Alsyaibani Universitas Amikom Yogyakarta
Keywords: Sentiment Analysis, Twitter, Bidirectional LSTM, Word Embedding, fastText, GloVe

Abstract

Sentiment analysis regarding the COVID-19 vaccine can be obtained from social media because users usually express their opinions through social media. One of the social media that is most often used by Indonesian people to express their opinion is Twitter. The method used in this research is Bidirectional LSTM which will be combined with word embedding. In this study, fastText and GloVe were tested as word embedding. We created 8 test scenarios to inspect performance of the word embeddings, using both pre-trained and self-trained word embedding vectors. Dataset gathered from Twitter was prepared as stemmed dataset and unstemmed dataset. The highest accuracy from GloVe scenario group was generated by model which used self-trained GloVe and trained on unstemmed dataset. The accuracy reached 92.5%. On the other hand, the highest accuracy from fastText scenario group generated by model which used self-trained fastText and trained on stemmed dataset. The accuracy reached 92.3%. In other scenarios that used pre-trained embedding vector, the accuracy was quite lower than scenarios that used self-trained embedding vector, because the pre-trained embedding data was trained using the Wikipedia corpus which contains standard and well-structured language while the dataset used in this study came from Twitter which contains non-standard sentences. Even though the dataset was processed using stemming and slang words dictionary, the pre-trained embedding still can not recognize several words from our dataset.

Published
2022-02-27