Recognition of side effects as implicit-opinion words in drug reviews

TitleRecognition of side effects as implicit-opinion words in drug reviews
Publication TypeJournal
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsEbrahim, M, HosseinYazdavar, A, Salim, N, Eltyeb, S
Abstract

Many opinion-mining systems and tools have been developed to provide users with the attitudes of people toward entities and their attributes or the overall polarities of documents. In addition, side effects are one of the critical measures used to evaluate a patient’s opinion for a particular drug. However, side effect recognition is a challenging task, since side effects coincide with disease symptoms lexically and syntactically. The purpose of this paper is to extract drug side effects from drug reviews as an integral implicit-opinion words.