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IJCEE 2017 Vol.9(1): 360-369 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.17706/IJCEE.2017.9.1.360-369

The Effects of Emoji in Sentiment Analysis

Mohammed O. Shiha, Serkan Ayvaz
Abstract—Abstract: This study investigates the usage of Emoji characters on social networks and the effects of Emoji in text mining and sentiment analysis. As it provides live access to text based public opinions, we chose Twitter as our information source in our analysis. We collected text data for some global positive and negative events to analyze the impact of Emoji characters in sentiment analysis. In our analysis, we noticed that the utilization of Emoji characters in sentiment analysis results in higher sentiment scores. Furthermore, we observed that the usage of Emoji characters in sentiment analysis appeared to have higher impact on overall sentiments of the positive opinions in comparison to the negative opinions.

Index Terms—Key words: Emoji, opinion mining, sentiment analysis, twitter.

1 Department of Computer Engineering, Bahcesehir University, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey. 2 Department of Software Engineering, Bahcesehir University, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey.

Cite:Mohammed O. Shiha, Serkan Ayvaz, "The Effects of Emoji in Sentiment Analysis," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 360-369, 2017.

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ISSN: 1793-8163
Frequency: Semiyearly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
Abstracting/ Indexing: EI (INSPEC, IET), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Google Scholar, EBSCO, Engineering & Technology Digital Library, ProQuest, and Electronic Journals Library
E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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