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, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 649–659 | Cite as

Evaluating Twitter Data to Discover User’s Perception About Social Internet of Things

  • A. Meena Kowshalya
  • M. L. Valarmathi


Social Internet of Things (SIoT) is a young paradigm that integrates Internet of Things and Social Networks. Social Internet of Things is defined as a social network of intelligent objects. SIoT has led to autonomous decision making and communication between object peers. SIoT has created and opened many research avenues in the recent years and it is vital to understand the impact of SIoT in the real world. In this paper, we have mined twitter to evaluate the user awareness and impact of SIoT among the public. We use R for mining twitter and perform extensive sentiment analysis using supervised and semi supervised algorithms to evaluate the user’s perception about SIoT. Experimental results show that the proposed Fragment Vector model, a semi supervised classification algorithm is better when compared to supervised classification algorithms namely Improved Polarity Classifier (IPC) and SentiWordNet Classifier (SWNC). We also evaluate the combined performance of IPC and SWNC and propose a hybrid classifier (IPC + SWNC). Our analysis was challenged by limited number of tweets with respect to our study. Experimental results using R has produced evidences of its social influences.


Social Internet of Things Sentiment analysis Improved Polarity Classifier SentiWordNet Classifier Fragment Vector model 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringGovernment College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringAlagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and TechnologyKaraikudiIndia

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