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Sentiment Analysis - Online Course

The Institute for Statistics Education
Training overview
3 weeks
Course description

Course description

Sentiment Analysis - Online Course

This course provides and introduction to the techniques, algorithms and software used in sentiment analysis. Existing applications, particularly opinion mining and product reviews will be referenced to illustrate their use.

The course will explore the capabilities and limitations of these applications. Sentiment analysis draws significantly on work in text-mining and computational linguistics for real-world applications.

Participants will have a good idea of the field of sentiment analysis, the current state-of-the-art and the issues  that are likely to be the focus of future systems.

This course may be taken individually (one-off) or as part of a certificate program.

Who should attend?

Who Should Take This Course:

Analysts, researchers and managers who deal with, or might need to deal with, Sentiment Analysis systems at a variety of levels - needs assessment, design, deployment and operation.




  • Text Mining
  • Natural Language Processing

This course covers a rapidly evolving field and the material is taken from academic publications, so mathematical maturity and the ability to read conference/journal papers are needed. If you have some familiarity and comfort with the prerequisites, you may be able to make do with just one of the two listed above.

Training Content

Course Program:

Week 1: Introduction and Subjectivity Analysis

  • Text Categorization concepts
  • Computational Linguistics concepts
  • Subjectivity Analysis

Week 2: Sentiment Extraction

  • Topic Extraction
  • Product Reviews
  • Sentiment analysis of Comparative Sentences
  • Applications

Week 3: Opinion Retrieval and Spam

  • Searching for Opinions
  • Opinion Summarization
  • Opinion Spam
  • Applications


Homework in this course consists of short answer questions to test concepts.

In addition to assigned readings, this course also has supplemental readings available online.


The Sentiment Analysis - Online Course costs $469.

Certification / Credits

There are a number of options for credit and recognition. Please contact The Institute for Statistics Education for more information.

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The Institute for Statistics Education at was established in 2002 and is the leading provider of online education in statistics, data science and analytics with 4 certificate programs and over 100 courses at novice, intermediate and advanced levels.  Their...

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Edward Purcell
The readings are very interesting and thought provoking
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