AAAI Publications, Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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Tracking Sentiment and Topic Dynamics from Social Media
Yulan He, Chenghua Lin, Wei Gao, Kam-Fai Wong

Last modified: 2012-05-20


We propose a dynamic joint sentiment-topic model (dJST) which allows the detection and tracking of views of current and recurrent interests and shifts in topic and sentiment. Both topic and sentiment dynamics are captured by assuming that the current sentiment-topic specific word distributions are generated according to the word distributions at previous epochs. We derive efficient online inference procedures to sequentially update the model with newly arrived data and show the effectiveness of our proposed model on the Mozilla add-on reviews crawled between 2007 and 2011.


Sentiment analysis; topic model; dynamic sentiment-topic detection

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