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Cimino, A., Cresci, S., Dell’Orletta, F., & Tesconi, M. (2014). Linguistically-motivated and lexicon features for sentiment analysis of italian tweets. 4th evaluation campaign of Natural Language Processing and Speech tools for Italian (EVALITA 2014)

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In this paper we describe our approach to EVALITA 2014 SENTIment POLarity Classification (SENTIPOLC) task. We participated only in the Polarity Classification subtask. By resorting to a wide set of general–purpose features qualifying the lexical and grammatical structure of a text, automatically created ad–hoc lexicons and existing free available resources, we achieved the second best accuracy.