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UCREL CRS: Social Web Sentiment Analysis

Date: 16 May 2013 Time: 2.00-3:00 pm

Venue: FASS Meeting Room 2/3

UCREL Corpus Research Seminar

Social Web Sentiment Analysis

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton)

This talk will describe a sentiment analysis program, SentiStrength, which estimates the strength of sentiments expressed in social web texts. SentiStrength has many language variants but works primarily in English and takes advantage of both traditional and computer-specific ways of expressing sentiment :) The program is available for testing and downloading online at in both Windows and Java versions. The talk will demonstrate some applications of SentiStrength, including sentiment trends in Twitter relating to major events and finding good answers to questions via Yahoo!.

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Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Computing and Communications, Linguistics and English Language, University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)


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