Henry Brown

Additional Commentary and information from Computing Community Consortium (CCC)

NaSent: An Algorithm the Understands Sentences

People express opinions every day on issues large and small. Whether the topic is politics, fashion or films, we often rate situations and experiences on a sliding scale of sentiment ranging from thumbs up to thumbs down.

As we increasingly share these opinions via social networks, one result is the creation of vast reservoirs of sentiment that could, if systematically analyzed, provide clues about our collective likes and dislikes with regard to products, personalities and issues.