Abstract—Sentiment Analysis (SA) is the application of text mining techniques for extraction and identification of subjective opinions from textual data. SA has many applications ranging from financial analysis to political decision-making domains. Although a lot of works have been made in SA of English tweets, very limited work focused on Arabic political colloquial tweets. In this paper, we focused on analyzing tweets during Sudanese revolution 2018 and leverage Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency and word embedding methods with machine learning classifiers to detect user’s sentiments of colloquial Arabic political tweets instead of using modern standard Arabic. Experiments were conducted to evaluate our classifiers and the results showed superiority of the Ensemble learning model with an F-score of 83% compared to other machine learning classifiers.
Index Terms—Sudanese revolution, Arabic tweets, Sentiment Analysis, machine learning, word embedding.
The authors are with the Department Computer Science, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia (Corresponding author: Fatima Salih Ibrahim; e-mail: Fatimaasalih@su.edu.sa).
Cite: Fatima Salih Ibrahim, Eltyeb Elsamani, and Shazali Siddig, "Using Machine Learning to Analyze Sudanese Opinions for Political Decision Making," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 91-95, 2022.Copyright © 2022 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).