Sentiment Analysis for Social Media

Date:
Tuesday 17 February 2015

Time:
Refreshments from 6.30pm, event starts at 7.00pm

Venue:
University of Wolverhampton, MC Building, MC228, City Campus, Wulfrana Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB | Directions

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.

Speaker:
Prof Mike Thelwall

This talk will describe SentiStrength a sentiment analysis program developed at the University of Wolverhampton.

This program reads social web texts and estimates the strength of positive and negative sentiments in them. SentiStrength has a set of simple rules for identifying sentiment in text and is extremely fast - classifying about 14,000 tweets per second on a standard PC. It is used by a range of companies, from start-ups to Yahoo!, as well as in art installations on the London Eye and the Empire State Building.

The talk will give live demonstrations and also discuss the wider use of sentiment analysis as an aid to market research and customer relations management.

We expect that this event will be heavily subscribed and spaces are limited. To avoid disappointment please book early.