The importance of Neutral Class in Sentiment Analysis

The importance of Neutral Class in Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment Analysis (detecting document’s polarity, subjectivity and emotional states) is a difficult problem and several times I bumped into unexpected and interesting results. One of the strangest things that I found is that despite the fact that neutral class can improve under specific conditions the classification accuracy, it is often ignored by most researchers. During […]

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How to build an Intelligent Antispam WordPress Plugin

How to build an Intelligent Antispam WordPress Plugin

In this article we will see how we can build a WordPress plugin which uses Machine Learning to block spam, adult or even negative comments from our blog. The plugin is compatible with WordPress 3.6v or higher and uses Datumbox API 1.0v. Even though this article discusses the development of a WordPress plugin, we should […]

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10 Tips for Sentiment Analysis projects

10 Tips for Sentiment Analysis projects

In my Thesis project for the MSc in Statistics I focused on the problem of Sentiment Analysis. The Sentiment Analysis is an application of Natural Language Processing which targets on the identification of the sentiment (positive vs negative vs neutral), the subjectivity (objective vs subjective) and the emotional states of the document. I worked on […]

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How to build your own Twitter Sentiment Analysis Tool

How to build your own Twitter Sentiment Analysis Tool

In this article we will show how you can build a simple Sentiment Analysis tool which classifies tweets as positive, negative or neutral by using the Twitter REST API 1.1v and the Datumbox API 1.0v. Even though the examples will be given in PHP, you can very easily build your own tools in the computer […]

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What is Machine Learning?

What is Machine Learning?

Machine Learning is a fascinating era. It is when Computer Science joins forces with the Statistical Science and magical things popup. Why is that? Because by applying knowledge from both fields you are able to analyze a large amount of information, detect patterns, predict future outcomes and extract knowledge. If I am to give a […]

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Extending CakePHP’s CacheHelper to use Cache Engines

Extending CakePHP’s CacheHelper to use Cache Engines

CakePHP is an MVC PHP framework which can make your life easier and your development several times faster. Despite the fact that it is considered a relatively slow framework, it comes with a large number of Cache Engines (FileCache, ApcCache, Wincache, XcacheEngine, MemcacheEngine and¬†RedisEngine)¬†which can help you improve the speed of your website or PHP […]

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