Resource: Collected Movie Reviews in Serbian

Reference Collected Movie Reviews in Serbian
Date of Submission Feb. 19, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 252-457-966-231-5
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Text
Language Serbian
Size 4725 movie reviews
Access Medium Website

This is a collection of 4725 movie reviews in Serbian, constructed for the task of sentiment analysis. Reviews were gathered from the following eight websites:

This corpus contains the reviews published on these websites from their inception until 01/01/2015. Some of the reviews are written in Cyrillic, but most of them are in the Latin script. A great majority of the reviews are in the Ekavian pronunciation.

Scoring systems
A 1-10 scoring system was adopted as the standard, since most websites use it. A 1-5 scoring system, used on and, was translated to 1-10 by multiplying the original scores by two. For these websites a plus/minus next to the original score was treated as an increment/decrement of the translated score. Pluses/minuses in the 1-10 scoring systems were ignored and X.5 scores were rounded down to X. In a few rare instances where a zero score was given, it was translated into a score of one.

Score distribution
This dataset is skewed towards the positive reviews - if scores 1-4 are treated as negative, 5-6 as neutral, and 7-10 as positive, the corpus contains 841 negative, 1278 neutral, and 2606 positive reviews.

The SerbMR-2C/SerbMR-3C datasets are two-class/three-class balanced subsets of this collection.

Reference paper
Reliable Baselines for Sentiment Analysis in Resource-Limited Languages: The Serbian Movie Review Dataset, Vuk Batanović, Boško Nikolić, Milan Milosavljević, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia (2016).

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Creator Vuk Batanović - School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Distributor Vuk Batanović - School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Rights Holder Vuk Batanović - School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade