.entry-mIntroduction by OpenMethods Editor (Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra): This blog post by Lucy Havens presents a sentiment analysis of over 2000 Times Music Reviews using freely available tools: defoe for building the corpus of reviews, VADER for sentiment analysis and Jupiter Notebooks to provide a rich documentation and to connect the different components of the analysis. The description of the workflow comes with tool and method criticism reflections, including an outlook how to improve and continue to get better and more results.
The data analysis I have completed so far on this project falls into two steps: corpus summarization and sentiment analysis. Corpus summarization provides a sense of the size and diversity of the corpus. This is a helpful first step when beginning a text analysis project because it helps wrap your head around the data you have to work with. Sentiment analysis provides a sense of how positively, negatively, and neutrally The Times’ critics write about different genres.
Original date of publication: 12.05.2021
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