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Opinion Mining Tweets

The analysis of a corpus of micro-blogs on the topic of the 2011 UK referendum about the Alternative Vote was a collaboration between text miners and social scientists. To facilitate the collaboration, the corpus and its analysis was managed in a Web-accessible framework that allows users to upload their own textual data for analysis and to manage their own text annotation resources used for analysis. The framework also allows annotations to be searched, and the analysis to be re-run after amending the analysis resources. The corpus is also doubly human-annotated stating both whether each tweet is overall positive or negative in sentiment and whether it is for or against the proposition of the referendum.

Publications from the project can be found here and here.