Correlating Languages and Sentiment Analysis on the basis of Text-based Reviews

Date: 23.01.2016


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Abstract

Customer experiences, in the shape of online reviews, influence other customers and in general, contribute to build a perception of a destination. This work presents the conclusions of a survey to gather user text-based reviews about several categories of destination-related information (accommodation, restaurants, attractions and Points of Interest) from three well-known social media sources (Facebook, FourSquare and GooglePlaces) about eight worldwide destinations with a high overnight rate. Several hypotheses about the correlation between the language and sentiment features of the reviews have been validated over a large dataset of reviews. For example, the analysis detected that the highest number of reviews in a destination is written in the same official language spoken in that place. Furthermore, Dutch speaking people are more positive when writing a review. Finally, English, Italian and Spanish speakers seem to prefer FourSquare while German and French people are quite evenly distributed among FourSquare and GooglePlaces.

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@Article {
title = {Correlating Languages and Sentiment Analysis on the basis of Text-based Reviews},
pages = {565-577},
keywds = {

Social media, sentiment analysis, customer reviews


}
abstract = {

Customer experiences, in the shape of online reviews, influence other customers and in general, contribute to build a perception of a destination. This work presents the conclusions of a survey to gather user text-based reviews about several categories of destination-related information (accommodation, restaurants, attractions and Points of Interest) from three well-known social media sources (Facebook, FourSquare and GooglePlaces) about eight worldwide destinations with a high overnight rate. Several hypotheses about the correlation between the language and sentiment features of the reviews have been validated over a large dataset of reviews. For example, the analysis detected that the highest number of reviews in a destination is written in the same official language spoken in that place. Furthermore, Dutch speaking people are more positive when writing a review. Finally, English, Italian and Spanish speakers seem to prefer FourSquare while German and French people are quite evenly distributed among FourSquare and GooglePlaces.


}
isbn = {978-3-319-28230-5},
date = {2016-01-23},
year = {2016},
}
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