Automated Sentiment Analysis for Essay Evaluation

Authored by: Jill Burstein , Beata Beigman-Klebanov , Nitin Madnani , Adam Madnani

Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  July  2013

Print ISBN: 9781848729957
eBook ISBN: 9780203122761
Adobe ISBN: 9781136334801


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Sentiment analysis systems have typically been designed for use with specific domains, such as product and movie reviews, and political and newspaper domains. To our knowledge, the research discussed in this chapter is the first attempt to build a sentiment analysis system for the purpose of identifying sentiment and polarity (positivity, negativity, and neutrality) in student and test-taker essay writing (Beigman-Klebanov, Burstein, Madnani, Faulkner, & Tetreault, 2012).

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