Sentiment Analysis or Affect Classification can be valuable for lots of different research and learning objectives. Some common questions which researchers often explore using Sentiment Analysis include:
For this documentation walkthrough, we will specifically be looking at one month of newspaper coverage for September 2001. How does collective emotion, as expressed in a newspaper such as The New York Times change and respond following a tragic event such as the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack? We create a dataset of the 8851 newspaper articles which were published for the month of September 2001 from The New York Times.