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Sentiment Analysis of Tweets Using Supervised Learning Algorithms

  • Raj P. MehtaEmail author
  • Meet A. Sanghvi
  • Darshin K. Shah
  • Artika Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1045)

Abstract

The proliferation of user-generated content (UGC) on social media platforms has made user opinion tracking a strenuous job. Twitter, being a huge microblogging social network, could be used to accumulate views about politics, trends, and products, etc. Sentiment analysis is a mining technique employed to peruse opinions, emotions, and attitude of people toward any subject. This is conceptualized using digital data (text, video, audio, etc.) or psychological characteristics of humans. This procedure assists in opinion mining without having to read a plethora of tweets manually. The results could be wielded to provide an edge for businesses and governments in rolling out new entities (policies, products, topic, event). Cleaning data is an important step here, which we accomplished using regular expressions and NLTK library in Python. We implemented nine separate algorithms to classify tweets and compare their performance on cleaned data. It was observed that the convolutional neural network produces the most optimal results at 79% accuracy.

Keywords

Human emotions Machine learning Opinion mining Sentiment analysis (SA) Supervised learning Long short-term memory (LSTM) Twitter Naive Bayes (NB) Tweets Natural language processing Multilayer perceptron (MLP) Convolutional neural network (CNN) Random forest XGBoost Max entropy Decision tree Support vector machine (SVM) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raj P. Mehta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meet A. Sanghvi
    • 1
  • Darshin K. Shah
    • 1
  • Artika Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & EngineeringNMIMSMumbaiIndia

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