People are known to express their opinions on social media and that makes it a very interesting space to analysis with regards to sentiment analysis. But how does one extract sentiment from short bits of text like are sent to Twitter? We use a technology called Natural Language Processing.
NLP is a machine learning technology that is able to understand language in its context. That is, it is able to tell the difference between “good”, “very good” and “not good” even if all three have the word “good” in them.This hack is an introduction to NLP using a data set that analyses sentiment around the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be applied also to analyse sentiment about the COVID-19 vaccines.