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To help users quickly understand the major opinions from massive online reviews, it is important to automatically reveal the latent structure of the aspects, sentiment polarities, and the association between them. However, there is little work available to do this effectively. In this paper, we propose a hierarchical aspect sentiment model (HASM) to(More)
We propose a computational framework for analyzing the social aspects of sentiments and emotions in Twitter conversations. We explore the question of sentiment and emotion transitions, asking the question do you feel what I feel? in a conversation. We also inquire whether conversational partners can influence each other, altering their sentiments and(More)
This paper presents a Web-based user evaluation of a system for classifying and presenting political viewpoints of blog posts. The system is based on a classification model trained using a supervised learning algorithm, and the data set consists of recent posts from blogs that are self-identified as a liberal or a conservative viewpoint. We first discuss(More)
The Web is a great resource and archive of news articles for the world. We present a framework, based on probabilistic topic modeling, for uncovering the meaningful structure and trends of important topics and issues hidden within the news archives on the Web. Central in the framework is a topic chain, a temporal organization of similar topics. We(More)
In a multilingual society, language not only reflects culture and heritage, but also has implications for social status and the degree of integration in society. Different languages can be a barrier between monolingual communities, and the dynamics of language choice could explain the prosperity or demise of local languages in an international setting. We(More)
Topic models such as latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) and hierarchical Dirichlet processes (HDP) are simple solutions to discover topics from a set of unannotated documents. While they are simple and popular, a major shortcoming of LDA and HDP is that they do not organize the topics into a hierarchical structure which is naturally found in many datasets.(More)
We propose a hierarchical nonparametric topic model, based on the hierarchical Dirichlet process (HDP), that accounts for dependencies among the data. The HDP mixture models are useful for discovering an unknown semantic structure (i.e., topics) from a set of unstructured data such as a corpus of documents. For simplicity, HDP makes an exchangeability(More)
Self-disclosure, the act of revealing oneself to others, is an important social behavior that strengthens interpersonal relationships and increases social support. Although there are many social science studies of self-disclosure, they are based on manual coding of small datasets and questionnaires. We conduct a computational analysis of self-disclosure(More)