Sarcasm Detection For Sentiment Analysis in Indonesian Tweets

Yessi Yunitasari(1*), Aina Musdholifah(2), Anny Kartika Sari(3)

(1) Master Program of Computer Science; FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(2) Department of Computer Science and Electronics, FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(3) Department of Computer Science and Electronics, FMIPA UGM, Yogyakarta
(*) Corresponding Author


Twitter is one of the social medias that are widely used at the moment. Tweet conversations can be classified according to their sentiments. The existence of sarcasm contained in a tweet sometimes causes incorrect determination of the tweet’s sentiment because sarcasm is difficult to analyze automatically, even by humans. Hence, sarcasm detection needs to be conducted, which is expected to improve the results of sentiment analysis. The effect of sarcasm detection on sentiment analysis can be seen in terms of accuracy, precision and recall. In this paper, detection of sarcasm is applied to Indonesian tweets. The feature extraction of sarcasm detection uses unigram and 4 Boazizi feature sets which consist of sentiment-relate features, punctuation-relate features, lexical and syntactic features, and top word features. Detection of sarcasm uses the Random Forest algorithm. The feature extraction of sentiment analysis uses TF-IDF, while the classification uses Naïve Bayes algorithm. The evaluation shows that sentiment analysis with sarcasm detection improves the  accuracy of sentiment analysis about 5.49%. The accuracy of the model is 80.4%, while the precision is 83.2%, and the recall is 91.3%.


Naïve bayes;sarcasm;tweet;sentiment analysis;random forest

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