General Discussion

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Step-by-Step Twitter Sentiment Analysis


It has seen a huge number of applications in recent time as 80 percent of information available is unstructured in the kind of text, audios, videos etc.. I used sentiment analysis on text to compare stock prices with sentiments, to find if they are correlated or not.

Gathering information: Twitter was utilized as a source of text in this endeavor, we accumulated tweets for important companies by using key words and dates to trash them. Twitter API (although not being the most efficient method) was utilized to assemble text data.

Next opening and closing values of stocks were accumulated from yahoo finance for the day for every

Business Text cleaning: Stopwords removal, punctuation removal, stemming etc were few of the techniques used to wash out the text. This is common to each text analysis issue.

Sentiment generation: According to the Stealth Technovations, it is then important to fine the sentiment of this statement, there are lots of smart and reliable algorithms on the market to label statements with complicated or simple sentiments. Natural language processing is used to tag each word with a sentiment and the total score or sentiment that the announcement would get is dependent upon the underlying term sentiments.

Stock independent variable: The stock opening and closing values were then broken down into high, low or neutral per day based on its behavior for the day in the closing time.

Prediction: positive sentiments did appear to get a upward effect on stock prices.

This was discovered by prediction method: information was divided into two sets training and testing (70 percent--30 percent). Different algorithms were used to learn the behavior of sentiments with stock variable and then 30% were utilized as unseen data to check whether it might predict. This is only one example how sentiment analysis can be used, in reality it may have a high number of practices. Sentiments in reviews are utilised to speed products or to figure out ways to improve it.

Obama used sentiment analysis to find out public opinion to his policies and campaign messages ahead of time and so forth.

Which are sentiment analysis subtasks?

How do I begin to work on a project on sentiment analysis?

What are steps required for sentiment analysis of social media?

There are multiple ways to do it, but here is the overall pipeline which may be utilised as a start.

Step 1: Do not get me wrong I'm skipping the details and making some simplifications here. In terms of every supervised learning problem, the algorithm has to be trained from labeled examples in order to generalize to new data.

Step 2: Extract attributes from illustrations Transform each example into a feature vector. The simplest means to do it is to get a vector where each dimension represents the frequency of a given word in the file.

Step 3: Train the parameters This is where your model will learn in the data. There are multiple methods for using features to create an outputsignal, but one of the simplest algorithms is logistic regression.

Other famous algorithms are Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Trees and Neural Networks, but I'm going to use logistic regression for instance here. In the simplest form, each attribute will be associated with a weight. Let us say the word "love" has a weight equal to +4, "hate" is -10, "the" is 0 ... For a given instance, the weights corresponding to the attributes will be summed, and it will be considered "positive" if the total is > 0, "negative" otherwise.

Our model will then attempt to find the optimal set of weights to maximize the amount of examples in our data which are predicted correctly. If you have more than two output classes, for instance, if you would like to classify between "positive", "impartial" and "negative", each attribute will have as many weights as there are classes, and the class with the highest weighted feature amount wins.

Step 4: Examine the model After we've trained the parameters to fit the training data, we need to ensure our model generalizes to new information, as it's quite easy to overfit. The general means of regularizing the model is to prevent parameters from having extreme values.

Going further One of the big cons of the model is that it does not take into consideration the order of phrases in the file, since the characteristic vector is showing only the frequency of these words. By way of example, the sentences "good man beats bad guy" and "bad man beats great man" have the identical feature representations but have a different sentiment.

One method to overcome this issue is to create more features, like the frequency of n-grams or the syntactic dependency between words. However, my favorite model by Socher et al. takes a very different approach. It uses the syntactic structure of this file to build up a vector representation by combining recursively the vector representations of phrases


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