Just-in-Time Sentiment Analysis for Streamed Data in Greek

Ioanna Karageorgou, Panagiotis Liakos, Alex Delis

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Abstract

The growth of social-media platforms has been remarkable in terms of both number of users and volume of content generated. Twitter now reports approximately 166M daily active users who generate in excess of 500M tweets. Such volumes pose major challenges when it comes to providing analytics services and sentiment analyses for specific issues. As citizens tend to freely express their sentiments on social platforms, Twitter has inherently become an indispensable source for the public discourse in a wide variety of topics. Carrying out sentiment analysis on a timely manner on streamed tweets is undoubtedly a demanding endeavor. In this paper, we propose a Spark-based Twitter sentiment analysis software architecture that receives online streamed messages and compiles analytics. We outline the main elements of our proposal and discuss how they collectively help address the challenges involved in this big-data processing task. In particular, our framework: i) exploits the Spark machine-learning library to classify Greek tweets in a timely-manner, ii) manages streamed tweets in synergy with contemporary queuing and in-memory data systems, and iii) determines with high accuracy whether a sentiment is expressed by a genuine account. We report on the findings while experimenting with a novel model for sentiment analysis we created for Greek and ascertain the effectiveness of our proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages249-263
Number of pages15
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12521 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • Handling tweets in Greek
  • Just-in-time sentiment analysis
  • Spark-based big-data architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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