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Romanian-Lexicon-Based Sentiment Analysis for Assesing Teachers’ Activity


Adina Barila, Mirela Danubianu, Bogdanel Gradinaru


Vol. 22  No. 10  pp. 43-50


The students’ feedback is important to measure and improve teaching performance. Many teacher performance evaluation systems are based on responses to closed question, but the free text answers can contain useful information which had to be explored. In this paper we present a lexicon-based sentiment analysis to explore students’ text feedback. The data was collected from a system for the evaluation of teachers by students developed and used in our university. The students comments are in Romanian language so we built a Romanian sentiment word lexicon. We used this to categorize the feeback text as positive, negative or neutral. In addition, we added a new polarity - indifferent ? in order to categorize blank and “I don’t answer” responses.


sentiment analysis, students’ feedback, teaching evaluation, lexicon based approach