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Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics by Bhargav Srinivasa-Desikan

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Sentiment analysis

Sentiment analysis is merely another term given to text classification or document classification where the classifying feature happens to be the sentiment of the text. We can understand sentiment as a feeling or opinion about something if we said The movie was terrific!, it means it expresses a positive sentiment or feeling, and if we say The movie is terrible!, it would be expressing negative sentiment or feeling. Here, sentiment usually refers to positive or negative sentiment, but this can, of course, be extended to include multiple sentiments, such as angry, sad, happy, and maybe even a thoughtful sentiment if we so wish. In other words, sentiment analysis tasks are simply classification tasks where each class ...

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