LINGUIST List 32.3231

Wed Oct 13 2021

Books: Conducting Sentiment Analysis: Lei, Liu

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Date: 10-Oct-2021
From: Eleanor Hennerley <>
Subject: Conducting Sentiment Analysis: Lei, Liu
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Title: Conducting Sentiment Analysis
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Lei Lei
Author: Dilin Liu
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108829212 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 20.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108829212 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108829212 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 17.51

This Element provides a basic introduction to sentiment analysis, aimed at helping students and professionals in corpus linguistics to understand what sentiment analysis is, how it is conducted, and where it can be applied. It begins with a definition of sentiment analysis and a discussion of the domains where sentiment analysis is conducted and used the most. Then, it introduces two main methods that are commonly used in sentiment analysis known as supervised machine-learning and unsupervised learning (or lexicon-based) methods, followed by a step-by-step explanation of how to perform sentiment analysis with R. The Element then provides two detailed examples or cases of sentiment and emotion analysis, with one using an unsupervised method and the other using a supervised learning method.

1. Sentiment analysis: Background; 2. Methods for sentiment analysis; 3. How to do sentiment analysis with R; 4. Case study 1: A diachronic analysis of sentiments and emotions in the State of the Union Addresses; 5. Case study 2: A sentiment and emotion analysis of movie reviews; 6. Conclusion: Where we are and where we are heading; References.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Computational Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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