EMOTIVE Tracks and Maps National Mood Via Twitter

Researchers at Loughborough University in England have developed computer software they say can gauge the mood of a nation, or even the entire globe, in real time.

The system, called EMOTIVE is based on analyzing Twitter feeds, they say, adding that their software program can process and analyze up to 2,000 tweets a second.

Emotionally charged words or phrases are extracted and semantically filtered into eight categories of emotion: anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise, shame …

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