Case study 1 – supervised social media mining – lexicon-based sentiment

The Beige Book (http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook), more formally called the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, is a report published by the United States (US) Federal Research Board (FRB) eight times a year. The report is published by each of the Federal Reserve Bank districts ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting and is designed to reflect economic conditions. Despite being a report published by the US FRB, the content is rather anecdotal. The report interviews key business contacts, economists, market experts, and others to get their opinion about the economy.

The Beige Book has been in publication since 1985 and is now ...

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