Beyond the Stars: Towards a Novel Sentiment Rating to Evaluate Applications in Web Stores of Mobile Apps

  title={Beyond the Stars: Towards a Novel Sentiment Rating to Evaluate Applications in Web Stores of Mobile Apps},
  author={Phillipe Rodrigues and Ismael Santana Silva and Gl{\'i}via Ang{\'e}lica Rodrigues Barbosa and Fl{\'a}vio R. S. Coutinho and Fernando Mour{\~a}o},
  journal={Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on World Wide Web Companion},
This paper proposes an approach to evaluate mobile applications which complements the information provided by the number of stars and downloads in app stores. The goal is to provide novel information to assist users in the decision-making process regarding the choice of applications. In this sense, we conducted experiments to verify the relationship between the number of stars and the content of review comments. Results indicated that there is information in reviews not properly represented by… 

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