The rapid growth of on-line social media platforms has rendered opinion mining/sentiment analysis a critical area of research. This paper focuses on analyzing Twitter posts (tweets), written in the Greek language and politically charged in content. This is a rather underexplored topic, due to the inadequacy of publicly available annotated datasets. Thus, we present and release GreekPolitics: a dataset of Greek tweets with politically charged content, annotated for four different sentiments: polarity, figurativeness, aggressiveness and bias. GreekPolitics has been evaluated comprehensively using state-of-the-art Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) and data augmentation methods. This paper details the dataset, the evaluation process and the experimental results.
Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have proven to be extremely effective at learning a wide range of tasks. Due to their complexity and frequently inexplicable internal state, DNNs are difficult to analyze: their black-box nature makes it challenging for humans to comprehend their internal behavior. Several attempts to interpret their operation have been made during the last decade, but analyzing deep neural models from the perspective of the knowledge encoded in their layers is a very promising research direction, which has barely been touched upon. Such a research approach could provide a more accurate insight into a DNN model, its internal state, learning progress, and knowledge
storage capabilities. The purpose of this survey is two-fold: a) to review the concept of DNN knowledge quantification and highlight it as an important near-future challenge, as well as b) to provide a brief account of the scant existing methods attempting to actually quantify DNN knowledge. Although a few such algorithms have been proposed, this is an emerging topic still under investigation.
This paper presents a novel framework for facilitating communication and knowledge exchange among neural networks, leveraging the roles of both students and teachers. In our proposed framework, each node represents a neural network, capable of acting as either a student or a teacher. When new data is introduced and a network has not been trained on it, the node assumes the role of a student, initiating a communication process. The student node communicates with potential teachers, identifying those networks that have already been trained on the incoming data. Subsequently, the student node employs knowledge distillation techniques to learn from the teachers and gain insights from their accumulated knowledge. This approach enables efficient and effective knowledge transfer within the neural network ecosystem, enhancing learning capabilities and fostering collaboration among diverse networks. Experimental results demonstrate the efficacy of our framework in improving overall network performance and knowledge utilization.