Automatic detection of political opinions in tweets

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Automatic detection of political opinions in tweets
Authors: Diana Maynard, Adam Funk
Citation: Proceedings of the ESWC2011 Workshop on 'Making Sense of Microposts': Big things come in small packages 718 in CEUR Workshop Proceedings : 2011 May
Editors: Matthew Rowe, Milan Stankovic, Aba-Sah Dadzie, Mariann Hardey
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Meeting: Making Sense of Microposts
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Automatic detection of political opinions in tweets describes text mining on Twitter in connection with political opinions using sentiment analysis.

[edit] Data

1'000 tweets were collected during the pre-election period in United Kingdom. This was a corpus by Matthew Rowe.

[edit] Method

GATE was used for opinion mining. The created triples in the form of <Person, Opinion, Political party>. They applied ANNIE for named entity recognition. The Java-based pattern matching language JAPE was used as the main body of the opinion mining.

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