TensiStrength: Stress and relaxation magnitude detection for social media texts

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/615485
Title:
TensiStrength: Stress and relaxation magnitude detection for social media texts
Authors:
Thelwall, Mike ( 0000-0001-6065-205X )
Abstract:
Computer systems need to be able to react to stress in order to perform optimally on some tasks. This article describes TensiStrength, a system to detect the strength of stress and relaxation expressed in social media text messages. TensiStrength uses a lexical approach and a set of rules to detect direct and indirect expressions of stress or relaxation, particularly in the context of transportation. It is slightly more effective than a comparable sentiment analysis program, although their similar performances occur despite differences on almost half of the tweets gathered. The effectiveness of TensiStrength depends on the nature of the tweets classified, with tweets that are rich in stress-related terms being particularly problematic. Although generic machine learning methods can give better performance than TensiStrength overall, they exploit topic-related terms in a way that may be undesirable in practical applications and that may not work as well in more focused contexts. In conclusion, TensiStrength and generic machine learning approaches work well enough to be practical choices for intelligent applications that need to take advantage of stress information, and the decision about which to use depends on the nature of the texts analysed and the purpose of the task.
Citation:
Elsevier
Journal:
Information Processing & Management
Issue Date:
Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/615485
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306457316302321
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0306-4573
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mikeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-04T15:10:55Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-04T15:10:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-
dc.identifier.citationElsevieren
dc.identifier.issn0306-4573en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/615485-
dc.description.abstractComputer systems need to be able to react to stress in order to perform optimally on some tasks. This article describes TensiStrength, a system to detect the strength of stress and relaxation expressed in social media text messages. TensiStrength uses a lexical approach and a set of rules to detect direct and indirect expressions of stress or relaxation, particularly in the context of transportation. It is slightly more effective than a comparable sentiment analysis program, although their similar performances occur despite differences on almost half of the tweets gathered. The effectiveness of TensiStrength depends on the nature of the tweets classified, with tweets that are rich in stress-related terms being particularly problematic. Although generic machine learning methods can give better performance than TensiStrength overall, they exploit topic-related terms in a way that may be undesirable in practical applications and that may not work as well in more focused contexts. In conclusion, TensiStrength and generic machine learning approaches work well enough to be practical choices for intelligent applications that need to take advantage of stress information, and the decision about which to use depends on the nature of the texts analysed and the purpose of the task.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306457316302321-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectsentiment analysisen
dc.subjectstress detectionen
dc.subjectrelaxation detectionen
dc.titleTensiStrength: Stress and relaxation magnitude detection for social media textsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInformation Processing & Managementen
dc.date.accepted2016-06-
rioxxterms.funderEuropean Unionen
rioxxterms.identifier.project636160-2en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-31en
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