Sentiment analysis: How it works and how to use it in the social sciences
|Dates:||12 January 2017|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
|How much:||Fees For UK registered postgraduate students £30.00 For staff at UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations £60.00 For all other participants £220.00|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Mike Thelwall|
This course describes how computers can automatically detect sentiment in text and introduces a leading free sentiment analysis program, SentiStrength. The strengths and weaknesses of sentiment analysis are discussed and methods to customise or improve the sentiment classifications are described and supported by practical sessions.
Introduce automatic methods to detect positive and negative sentiment or sentiment strength in social media texts.
Learn how to apply sentiment analysis software to collections of social media texts and to customise the software.
Participants should have experience as users of social media and basic familiarity with Windows. Linguistic knowledge is not essential but would help with the customisation task.
The course is designed for social science and humanities researchers that would like to apply sentiment analysis to social media data, or to understand the role of sentiment analysis in big data research.
Price: Fees For UK registered postgraduate students £30.00 For staff at UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations £60.00 For all other participants £220.00
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