“It’s Modern Day Presidential! An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis Tools on President Donald Trump’s Tweets”

Ann Perry, Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller, Bernardo Nunes

Abstract

This paper reports on an evaluation of five commonly used, lexicon-based sentiment analysis tools (MeaningCloud, ParallelDots, Repustate, RSentiment for R, SentiStrength), tested for accuracy against a collection of Trump’s tweets spanning from election day November 2016 to one year post inauguration (January 2018). Repustate was found to be the most accurate at 67.53%. Our preliminary analysis suggests that this percentage reflects Trump’s frequent inclusion of both positive and negative sentiments in a single tweet. Additionally to providing an evaluative comparison of sentiment analysis tools, a summary of shared features of a number of existing datasets containing Twitter content along with a comprehensive discussion is also provided.

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Perry A., Nurmikko-Fuller T. and Nunes B. (2019). “It’s Modern Day Presidential! An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis Tools on President Donald Trump’s Tweets”.In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-372-8, pages 644-651. DOI: 10.5220/0007759306440651


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis19,
author={Ann Perry and Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller and Bernardo Nunes},
title={“It’s Modern Day Presidential! An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis Tools on President Donald Trump’s Tweets”},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2019},
pages={644-651},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007759306440651},
isbn={978-989-758-372-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - “It’s Modern Day Presidential! An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sentiment Analysis Tools on President Donald Trump’s Tweets”
SN - 978-989-758-372-8
AU - Perry A.
AU - Nurmikko-Fuller T.
AU - Nunes B.
PY - 2019
SP - 644
EP - 651
DO - 10.5220/0007759306440651