Weblogs as Market Indicators: Tracking Reactions to Issues and Events

Richard Tong, Mark Snuffin

We have an ongoing interest in the large-scale analysis of consumer-generated media, of which weblogs are currently of special concern. In this position paper, we describe how our data gathering and analysis system, called T2(tm), is being used to collect weblog entries and analyze them for reactions to issues and events in the commercial and government arenas. The paper includes preliminary lessons learned in trying to apply our sentiment analysis techniques to the highly informal language usage found in weblogs.

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