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Emotional arcs for inaugural addresses

Inaugural addresses come in different flavors, with different messages and purpose. Periscopic passed video of the ten most recent speeches through the Microsoft Emotion API to estimate emotion from each speaker’s facial expressions. Then they used a feather metaphor to visualize the results. Shown here in the form of collected emotion arcs, each “feather” represents an inaugural address. Each barb of the feather is a moment during the speech where...

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Sentiment analysis on Trump and Clinton faces during debate

For anyone who watched the presidential debates, I think it was fairly obvious what emotion each candidate projected at various moments. However, a group of graduate students from Columbia University applied computer vision and sentiment analysis to get a more quantitative gauge. Because, sure, why not. Sarah Slobin for Quartz explains the results. Tags: election, sentiment, vision

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