Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet – NYTimes.com

Sentiment Analysis Takes the Pulse of the Internet – NYTimes.com.

Computers may be good at crunching numbers, but can they crunch feelings?

The rise of blogs and social networks has fueled a bull market in personal opinion: reviews, ratings, recommendations and other forms of online expression. For computer scientists, this fast-growing mountain of data is opening a tantalizing window onto the collective consciousness of Internet users.

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