• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 47, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

An Experimental Method for Clustering Sentiment using Data with Emoticons


Objectives: To find the use of emoticons as indicators in an unsupervised sentiment analysis system. Methods/Analysis: Sentiment analysis is the concept of extracting opinions and assigning different sentiment to the collected opinions. A sentiment analysis experiment using synthetic data set of text with simulated emoticons/reactions has been proposed and evaluated the ability to cluster sentiment with two clustering algorithms, namely k-means and Agglomerative Clustering. Findings: It was found that emoticons are powerful indicators, and made a discussion of a system where they are used to augment a text-only based system. Novelty / Improvement: The algorithms produce better sentiment clustering with emoticon data and their performance has been differentiated by using clustering performance evaluation method. 

Keywords: Agglomerative, Clustering, Emoticons, k-means, Sentiment Analysis, ARI


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