Arabic Sentiment Embeddings

Arabic Sentiment Embeddings

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King Saud University
King Saud University
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Nora Al-Twairesh
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Includes sentiment-specific distributed word representations that have been trained on 10M Arabic tweets that are distantly supervised using positive and negative keywords. As described in the paper [1], we follow Tang’s [2] three neural architectures, which encode the sentiment of a word in addition to its semantic and syntactic representation. 


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Subject area

 Natural Language Processing

More specific subject area

Arabic Sentiment Embeddings

Type of data

text files

How data was acquired

Training Tang’s [2] models on an Arabic tweets dataset that was independently collected.

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Data source location

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Value of the data  

·        May replace hand-engineered features for sentiment classification.

·        Can be used for benchmarking other Arabic sentiment embeddings.

·        The Arabic sentiment embeddings can be used for other NLP tasks where sentiment is important.


  1. N. Al-Twairesh, H. Al-Negheimish, Surface and Deep Features Ensemble for Sentiment Analysis of Arabic Tweets , in submission.
  2. D. Tang, F. Wei, N. Yang, M. Zhou, T. Liu, B. Qin, Learning Sentiment-Specific Word Embedding for Twitter Sentiment Classification, in: Proc. 52nd Annu. Meet. Assoc. Comput. Linguist. Vol. 1 Long Pap., Association for Computational Linguistics, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014: pp. 1555–1565. (accessed May 18, 2018).


We include three files, each corresponding to one of the models which are described in detail in [1]:

1.      embeddings_ASEP.txt: the Arabic Sentiment Embeddings built using the Prediction model.

2.      embeddings_ASER.txt: the Arabic Sentiment Embeddings built using the Ranking model.

3.      embeddings_ASEH.txt: the Arabic Sentiment Embeddings built using the Hybrid model.


Each of the files contains 212,976 lines, starting with the word in the vocabulary, followed by a space, and then 50 decimal numbers separated by spaces (which represent the word vector).

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[1] Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh, "Arabic Sentiment Embeddings", IEEE Dataport, 2019. [Online]. Available: Accessed: May. 28, 2020.
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Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh. (2019). Arabic Sentiment Embeddings. IEEE Dataport.
Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh, 2019. Arabic Sentiment Embeddings. Available at:
Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh. (2019). "Arabic Sentiment Embeddings." Web.
1. Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh. Arabic Sentiment Embeddings [Internet]. IEEE Dataport; 2019. Available from :
Nora Al-Twairesh, Hadeel Al-Negheimesh. "Arabic Sentiment Embeddings." doi: 10.21227/aavk-g896