Research on Sentiment Analysis: The First Decade

Oskar Ahlgren*

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The first publications on sentiment analysis and opinion mining were published roughly a decade ago. Now it is time to lookback on the achievements so far. This paper presents statistics on the evolution of sentiment analysis. What kind of topics have beendiscussed? How has their popularity changed over time? Who have been the leading researchers? Answers to these questions areprovided by statistical analysis on keywords and by applying Latent Dirichlet Allocation to the titles and abstracts of the publications. The aim of this paper is to provide background information on the big picture of semantic analysis and its development over time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 16th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, ICDMW 2016
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509054725
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 Dec 201615 Dec 2016


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops
Abbreviated titleICDMW


  • Latent Dirichlet Allocation
  • Literature Study
  • Sentiment Analysis

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