Finding Optimists and Pessimists on Twitter

  title={Finding Optimists and Pessimists on Twitter},
  author={Xianzhi Ruan and Steven R. Wilson and Rada Mihalcea},
Optimism is linked to various personality factors as well as both psychological and physical health, but how does it relate to the way a person tweets? We analyze the online activity of a set of Twitter users in order to determine how well machine learning algorithms can detect a person’s outlook on life by reading their tweets. A sample of tweets from each user is manually annotated in order to establish ground truth labels, and classifiers are trained to distinguish between optimistic and… CONTINUE READING