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Tweet sentiments predict Hillary Clinton the winner

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New York, Nov 4: New software — ‘sentiment alysis’ — that can automatically determine how someone feels based on what they write or say on Twitter, has been developed by researchers led by one of Indian-origin. Based on the number of positive tweets posted toward each party, the computer model predicts that Hillary Clinton — Democratic Party nominee for President of the US in the 2016 election — will win the election. Republicans sent out 17 per cent more political tweets than Democrats. Delaware was the only state in which a majority of tweets from all counties in the state were positive toward the same party — in this case, the Democrats. For the Republicans, South Dakota had the highest percentage of counties in which most of their tweets were positive toward the party (73 per cent of the counties), the study suggested. The biggest surge of positive tweets for Republicans was during the Republican tiol Convention on June 18 and when the video of Dold Trump boasting about groping women.

The largest surge of positive tweets for Democrats was after the last two presidential debates and after the New York Times published its story October 1 that Dold Trump — Republican Party nominee for President of the US in the 2016 election — avoided paying federal taxes for nearly two decades. (IANS)

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