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A random walk on the red carpet: rating movies with user reviews and pagerank

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A random walk on the red carpet: rating movies with user reviews and pagerank
Although PageRank has been designed to estimate the popularity of Web pages, it is a general algorithm that can be applied to the analysis of other graphs other than one of hypertext documents. In this paper, we explore its application to sentiment analysis and opinion mining: i.e. the ranking of items based on user textual reviews. We first propose various techniques using collocation and pivot words to extract a weighted graph of terms from user reviews and to account for positive and negative opinions. We refer to this graph as the sentiment graph. Using PageRank and a very small set of adjectives (such as `good', `excellent', etc.) we rank the different items. We illustrate and evaluate our approach using reviews of box office movies by users of a popular movie review site. The results show that our approach is very effective and that the ranking it computes is comparable to the ranking obtained from the box office figures. The results also show that our approach is able...
Derry Tanti Wijaya, Stéphane Bressan
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CIKM
Authors Derry Tanti Wijaya, Stéphane Bressan
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