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AI and Opinion Mining
May/June 2010 (vol. 25 no. 3)
pp. 74-80
Hsinchun Chen, University of Arizona
David Zimbra, University of Arizona

Opinion mining, a subdiscipline within data mining and computational linguistics, refers to the computational techniques for extracting, classifying, understanding, and assessing the opinions expressed in various online news sources, social media comments, and other user-generated content. This Trends & Controversies department and the next include three articles on opinion mining from distinguished experts in computer science and information systems. Each article presents a unique innovative research framework, computational methods, and selected results and examples.

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4. M. Hu and B. Liu, "Mining and Summarizing Customer Reviews," Proc. ACM SIGKDD Conf. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), ACM Press, 2004, pp. 168–177.
5. N. Jindal and B. Liu, "Opinion Spam and Analysis," Proc. Conf. Web Search and Web Data Mining (WSDM), ACM Press, 2008, pp. 219–230.

Index Terms:
opinion mining, Web 2.0, Wal-Mart, sentiment analysis, intelligent systems
Hsinchun Chen, David Zimbra, "AI and Opinion Mining," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 74-80, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MIS.2010.75
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