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!.

Week 24 2012/2013

Thursday 16th May 2013

FASS Meeting Room 2/3