SentiCircles: A Platform for Contextual and Conceptual Sentiment Analysis

  • Hassan Saif
  • Maxim Bashevoy
  • Steve Taylor
  • Miriam FernandezEmail author
  • Harith Alani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9989)


Sentiment analysis over social streams offers governments and organisations a fast and effective way to monitor the publics’ feelings towards policies, brands, business, etc. In this paper we present SentiCircles, a platform that captures feedback from social media conversations and applies contextual and conceptual sentiment analysis models to extract and summarise sentiment from these conversations. It provides a novel sentiment navigation design where contextual sentiment is captured and presented at term/entity level, enabling a better alignment of positive and negative sentiment to the nature of the public debate.


Social media Sentiment analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hassan Saif
    • 1
  • Maxim Bashevoy
    • 2
  • Steve Taylor
    • 2
  • Miriam Fernandez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Harith Alani
    • 1
  1. 1.Knowledge Media InstituteOpen UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  2. 2.IT Innovation CentreUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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