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Domain Adaptation in Sentiment Analysis of Twitter
Viswa Mani Kiran Peddinti, Prakriti Chintalapoodi

Last modified: 2011-08-24


This paper focuses on performing Sentiment Analysis of Twitter by adapting data from other domains, commonly referred to as Domain Adaptation. While we show that Domain Adaptation is useful in predicting sentiments, we propose different techniques to select an out-of-domain data source that would aid in Sentiment Analysis. Additionally, we suggest two iterative algorithms based on Expectation-Maximization (EM) and Rocchio SVM that filter noisy data during adaptation and train only on valid data. Finally, we explore a couple of metrics, Mutual Information and Cosine distance to measure similarity between different domains of data. We use Twitter and Blippr as data sources and perform binary sentiment (positive and negative sentiments) classification.

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