Opinion mining – the abstraction (Hu and Liu, KDD-04; Liu, Web Data Mining book 2007)
Basic components of an opinion
Opinion holder: The person or organization that holds a specific opinion on a particular object.
Object: on which an opinion is expressed
Opinion: a view, attitude, or appraisal on an object from an opinion holder.
Objectives of opinion mining: many ...
Let us abstract the problem
put existing research into a common framework
We use consumer reviews of products to develop the ideas. Other opinionated contexts are similar.