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Fortia-FBK at SemEval-2017 Task 5: Bullish or Bearish? Inferring Sentiment towards Brands from Financial News Headlines

Abstract · Apr 4, 2017 10:01 ·

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Arxiv Abstract

  • Youness Mansar
  • Lorenzo Gatti
  • Sira Ferradans
  • Marco Guerini
  • Jacopo Staiano

In this paper, we describe a methodology to infer Bullish or Bearish sentiment towards companies/brands. More specifically, our approach leverages affective lexica and word embeddings in combination with convolutional neural networks to infer the sentiment of financial news headlines towards a target company. Such architecture was used and evaluated in the context of the SemEval 2017 challenge (task 5, subtask 2), in which it obtained the best performance.

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