Predicting the 2011 Dutch Senate Election Results with Twitter

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To what extend can one use Twitter in opinion polls for political elections? Merely counting Twitter messages mentioning political party names is no guarantee for obtaining good election predictions. By improving the quality of the document collection and by performing sentiment analysis, predictions based on entity counts in tweets can be considerably improved, and become nearly as good as traditionally obtained opinion polls.

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@inproceedings{Sang2012PredictingT2, title={Predicting the 2011 Dutch Senate Election Results with Twitter}, author={Erik Tjong Kim Sang and Johan Bos}, year={2012} }