Monday, August 24, 2009

Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet - NYTimes.com

A timely snapshot

The rise of blogs and social networks has fueled a bull market in personal opinion: reviews, ratings, recommendations and other forms of online expression. For computer scientists, this fast-growing mountain of data is opening a tantalizing window onto the collective consciousness of Internet users.

An emerging field known as sentiment analysis is taking shape around one of the computer world’s unexplored frontiers: translating the vagaries of human emotion into hard data.

Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet - NYTimes.com

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