International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA)

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IJISA Vol.4, No.10, Aug. 2017

Sentiment Analysis: A Perspective on its Past, Present and Future

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Akshi Kumar, Teeja Mary Sebastian

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Sentiment Analysis;Opinion;Web 2.0;Tasks;Levels;Applications;Issues


The proliferation of Web-enabled devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones, enables people to communicate, participate and collaborate with each other in various Web communities, viz., forums, social networks, blogs. Simultaneously, the enormous amount of heterogeneous data that is generated by the users of these communities, offers an unprecedented opportunity to create and employ theories & technologies that search and retrieve relevant data from the huge quantity of information available and mine for opinions thereafter. Consequently, Sentiment Analysis which automatically extracts and analyses the subjectivities and sentiments (or polarities) in written text has emerged as an active area of research. This paper previews and reviews the substantial research on the subject of sentiment analysis, expounding its basic terminology, tasks and granularity levels. It further gives an overview of the state- of – art depicting some previous attempts to study sentiment analysis. Its practical and potential applications are also discussed, followed by the issues and challenges that will keep the field dynamic and lively for years to come.

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Akshi Kumar, Teeja Mary Sebastian,"Sentiment Analysis: A Perspective on its Past, Present and Future", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.4, no.10, pp.1-14, 2012. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2012.10.01


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