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The Generation of Malay Lexicon

Kalaiarasi Sonai Muthu Anbananthen1, Surendran Selvaraju1 and Jaya Kumar Krishnan1
  • 1 Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Multimedia University, Melaka, Malaysia


The most important element in analyzing sentiment in text is to assign polarity to the opinion words. Polarity means the positive, negative or neutral state of the opinion words. They are many methods or ways in determining the polarity of an opinion words. One of the methods is using lexicon-based method. Lexicons are digital library of opinion words together with the polarity of the words. Basically, there are 3 methods in developing lexicon-based approach which is manual, dictionary-based and corpus-based. For Malay language there is no available sentiment lexicon and also very limited sources. Thus, in this study we present the automation lexicon generation for Malay language using the dictionary approach. The detail description of the automation lexicon generation for Malay language is discussed in this study.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 4, 2017, 503-510


Submitted On: 22 August 2016 Published On: 14 April 2017

How to Cite: Muthu Anbananthen, K. S., Selvaraju, S. & Krishnan, J. K. (2017). The Generation of Malay Lexicon. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(4), 503-510.

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  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Sentiment Lexicon
  • Malay Lexicon
  • Automation Lexicon Generation