Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology. Computer Science and Engineering. Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2012. Proceedings, Part II

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Opinion Mining from Weblogs and Its Relevance for Socio-political Research

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-27308-7_14,
        author={Vivek Singh and Mousumi Mukherjee and Ghanshyam Mehta and Shekhar Garg and Nisha Tiwari},
        title={Opinion Mining from Weblogs and Its Relevance for Socio-political Research},
        proceedings={Advances in Computer Science and Information Technology. Computer Science and Engineering. Second International Conference, CCSIT 2012, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2012. Proceedings, Part II},
        proceedings_a={CCSIT PATR II},
        year={2012},
        month={11},
        keywords={Blogosphere Computational Sociology Opinion Mining Sentiment Analysis Social Computing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-27308-7_14}
    }
    
  • Vivek Singh
    Mousumi Mukherjee
    Ghanshyam Mehta
    Shekhar Garg
    Nisha Tiwari
    Year: 2012
    Opinion Mining from Weblogs and Its Relevance for Socio-political Research
    CCSIT PATR II
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27308-7_14
Vivek Singh1,*, Mousumi Mukherjee2,*, Ghanshyam Mehta2,*, Shekhar Garg2,*, Nisha Tiwari2,*
  • 1: South Asian University
  • 2: Banaras Hindu University
*Contact email: vivek@gmail.com, mou.sonai@gmail.com, ghanshyam4u2000@gmail.com, shekharbhumca08@gmail.com, nisha.bhumca08@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper presents our experimental work on mining of opinions from a large number of blog posts and its relevance for socio-political research. The experimental work involves collecting blog data on three interesting topics, transforming the collected blog data into vector space representation, and then performing opinion mining using both a machine learning text classifier and an unsupervised semantic orientation approach. We implemented Naïve Bayes and SO-PMI-IR algorithms for opinion mining. We obtained interesting results, which have been evaluated for correctness and also cross-validated with the outcomes of multiple techniques employed. The paper concludes with a short discussion of the results and relevance of the experimental work.