Liu, Bingwei

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Scalable Sentiment Classification for Big Data Analysis Using Naïve Bayes Classifier

A typical method to obtain valuable information is to extract the sentiment or opinion from a message. Machine learning technologies are widely used in sentiment classification because of their ability to "learn" from the training dataset to predict or support decision making with relatively high accuracy. However, when the dataset is large, some algorithms might not scale up well. In this paper, we aim to evaluate the scalability of Naïve Bayes classifier (NBC) in large datasets. Instead of using a standard library (e.g., Mahout), we implemented NBC to achieve fine-grain control of the analysis procedure. A Big Data analyzing system is also design for this study. The result is encouraging in that the accuracy of NBC is improved and approaches 82% when the dataset size increases. We have demonstrated that NBC is able to scale up to analyze the sentiment of millions movie reviews with increasing throughout.

Last Updated: 5/7/14