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Tweeting opinions: How does Twitter data stack up against the polls and betting odds?
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of computer science and media technology (CM).
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With the rise of social media, people have gained a platform to express opinions and discuss current subjects with others. This thesis investigates whether a simple sentiment analysis — determining how positive a tweet about a given party is — can be used to predict the results of the Swedish general election and compares the results to betting odds and opinion polls. The results show that while the idea is an interesting one, and sometimes the data can point in the right direction, it is by far a reliable source to predict election outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 29
Keywords [en]
Twitter, social media, sentiment analysis, swedish election, election prediction, betting odds
National Category
Computer Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75839DiVA, id: diva2:1217862
Subject / course
Computer Science
Educational program
Datavetenskap, kandidatprogram, 60 hp
Presentation
2018-05-29, 10:20 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-14 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved

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