‘Sentiment mining’ – i.e. trying to gauge the Public’s attitude towards an institution, product, firm (etc. etc.) though automatic analysis of Social Media posts (etc. etc.) is now considered an essential tool for market researchers and ‘reputation managers’. But there are problems. One of which is sarcasm. Given its prevalence, serious errors can be introduced […]
Is it possible to build a sarcasm detector classification algorithm for Twitter tweets? This was the question facing Christine Liebrecht, Florian Kunneman and Antal van den Bosch at the Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 2013. And the answer, in broad terms, was found to be ‘yes’ – in fact the […]
The tweets of Dr. Kwak, who is an expert on Twitter [being the lead author of ‘What is Twitter, a social network or a news media?’ (cited 3,000+ times)] may be found here.
This week’s Unclassifiable Headline of the Week appears on GMA News: “Twitter can help weight loss – study“.