Publication Date

Spring 2018

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


To determine the opinion of any person experiencing any services or buying any product, the usage of Sentiment Analysis, a continuous research in the field of text mining, is a common practice. It is a process of using computation to identify and categorize opinions expressed in a piece of text. Individuals post their opinion via reviews, tweets, comments or discussions which is our unstructured information. Sentiment analysis gives a general conclusion of audits which benefit clients, individuals or organizations for decision making. The primary point of this paper is to perform an ensemble approach on feature reduction methods identified with natural language processing and performing the analysis based on the results. An ensemble approach is a process of combining two or more methodologies. The feature reduction methods used are Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for feature extraction and Pearson Chi squared statistical test for feature selection. The fundamental commitment of this paper is to experiment whether combined use of cautious feature determination and existing classification methodologies can yield better accuracy.