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March 26-28, 2007

MoodViews: Tracking and Searching Mood-Annotated Blog Posts

Gilad Mishne, Krisztian Balog, Maarten de Rijke and Breyten Ernsting

We demonstrate the next release of MoodViews, a set online tools mood analysis in blogs. Since its initial launch in mid-2005, MoodViews has provided a window into aggregate states of mind of masses of people. In addition to the tracking functionalities that MoodViews has offered so far, we demonstrate several types of mood-related search tools. These include searching for moods most closely associated with a given topic, and ranking blog posts not just by publication date or relevancy for a topic (as most blog search engines do), but also by mood (e.g., the "happiest" post on a given topic).


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