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11-02-2017 02:08 AM

Hello everyone, i have studied sas sentiment analysis studio tutorials and i cannot understand the ratio by which the probability of text is being derived.

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Posted in reply to charismast0

11-08-2017 04:11 PM

The algorithm of probability can be found in the User's Guide for SAS Sentiment Analysis. Here is what the documentation states for the calculation of the probability:

for each positive rule match:

overall_sentiment = overall_sentiment + (weight of the rule * common weighting factor for positive rules)

for each negative rule match:

overall_sentiment = overall_sentiment – (weight of the rule)

overall_sentiment_probability =1/(1+e((0-overall_sentiment)*log(1.5)))