AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON determining user opinions related to a product or service from online contents - This application from Metavana seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying keywords from social media contents, determining a category related to the identified keywords, and determining sentiments associated with the identified keywords! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 9/30/2011 that discusses:
- Determining sentiments expressed in social media contents
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - Category refers to products, people, hotels, events, services, places, or real world objects. Social media content refers to contents from websites (for e.g. amazon.com, bestbuy.com, yelp.com, tripAdvisor.com etc.), blogs, micro-blogging sites .
TITLE: Providing opinions about various categories based on sentiments expressed in social media contents
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Identifying keywords in a sentence from social media contents, identifying polarity of the identified keywords using phase transition formula, determining categories related to the identified keywords, and determining sentiments corresponding to the categories related to the identified keywords.
- Publication Number: US 20130091117 A1
- Application Number: US 13/632,011
- Assignee: Metavana
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 9/30/2011
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Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A computer-implemented method for sentiment analysis from social media content, comprising:
Crawling, by a processor, a plurality of websites to obtain metadata from social media content;
Extracting, by a processor, the metadata from the social media content by identifying a polarity of the sentiment-bearing keywords in a sentence from social media content using a phase transition formula;
Determining at least one category corresponding to the at least one sentiment-bearing keyword of the sentence; and
Determining at least one sentiment corresponding to the at least one category based on the at least one sentiment-bearing keyword.
In English this means:
A method for analyzing sentiments expressed in social media contents, comprising:
Visiting a plurality of websites to obtain metadata from social media contents;
Identifying polarity of keywords that express sentiments in a sentence from social media contents;
Determining categories related to the keywords; and
Determining sentiments associated with the determined categories based on the keywords.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 9/30/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming Calculating a number of online documents that include a keyword, and number of instances of the keyword in the online documents, to determine relevancy of the keyword
"Determining public opinion based on social media contents" from the Applicant
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