A Review of Opinion Mining Methods for Analyzing Citizens' Contributions in Public Policy Debate

  title={A Review of Opinion Mining Methods for Analyzing Citizens' Contributions in Public Policy Debate},
  author={Manolis Maragoudakis and Euripidis Loukis and Yannis Charalabidis},
Electronic Participation (eParticipation), both in its traditional form and in its emerging Web 2.0 based form, results in the production of large quantities of textual contributions of citizens concerning government policies and decisions under formation, which contain valuable relevant opinions and knowledge of the society, however are exploited to a limited only extent. It is of critical importance to analyze these contributions in order to extract the opinions and knowledge they contain in… 

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