March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
When we started thinking about text analysis, one of the issues we discussed was sentiment analysis. Lots of people have tried to figure this out and some companies claim a pretty high success rate using algorithms or other techniques.
Our feeling is that language is so complex and that the subtleties of things such as sarcasm make it really difficult to be very accurate. So we took a different approach to the problem. What if we leave the determination of sentiment up to real humans? If we do that, it simplifies the task to finding which comments to read.
CloudMR’s patent-pending algorithm sorts a list of comments in priority order. The comments most likely to resonate with other respondents are sorted at the top. If you want to know sentiment, just read the top comment for yourself. If you are feeling really energetic, read the first ten. Sentiment problem solved…