Sentiment Analytics of Chinese Social Media Posts

Jinyan Chen, Susanne Becken, Bela Stantic
2018 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics - WIMS '18  
The growing number of social media users and their posts provide valuable data about the sentiment that they have toward different services as well as people. Recent advances in big data analytics and natural language processing provided means to automatically calculate sentiment in text. Sentiment analysis is method which can be used to analyze social media content, it basically converts social media post text into quantitative data. While significant work was directed toward sentiment
more » ... s of English text there is limited attention toward sentiment analytic of Chinese language. In this work we propose and test method to identify sentiment in Chinese social media posts and to test our method we rely on posts sent by visitors of Great Barrier Reef by users of most popular Chinese social media platform Sina Weibo. We elaborate process of capturing, managing and also we describe method for sentiment calculation, which provided details of sentiment toward the different GBR destinations and demonstrate that the proposed method is effective to obtain information and to monitor visitors' opinion.
doi:10.1145/3227609.3227680 dblp:conf/wims/ChenBS18 fatcat:eepe6dgcb5f2tlve2pvt6snfwq