Sentiment and text analysis
Jonas Bogaert
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I think you are very right in the prediction that sentiment- and text-analytics are only starting to unfold their full potential. The technological limitations you point out are quite interesting, although I agree, that it’s only a matter of (short) time to get these fixed. In a time where everyone is increasingly aware of and focused on that (economic) treasure that lies hidden in the data pools of this world and its internet, it is important to step back and reconsider the likely side effects that might accompany the introduction of something like text-analysing techniques into a broader spectrum of (societal) scenarios. A suggestion to illustrate what I mean: https://medium.com/@P.M.Kuss/how-your-texts-reveal-more-about-your-personality-than-you-think-and-more-than-you-might-like-5bf8b445e9c8#.rg8170tgm