Business Analytics & Statistics

KNIME Learnathon

October 12, 2018 Haslam Business Building Room 201

Sentiment Analysis: Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Lexicon Based? You Choose!

Do you want to know what your customers, users, contacts, or relatives really think? Find out by building your own sentiment analysis application.

In this workshop you will build a sentiment analysis application, step by step, using KNIME Analytics Platform. After an introduction to the most common techniques used for sentiment analysis and text mining we will work in three groups, each one focusing on a different technique.

Group 1. Deep Learning: This group will work with the visual Keras deep learning integration available in KNIME (completely code free)
Group 2. Machine Learning: This group will use other machine learning techniques, based on native KNIME nodes
Group 3. Lexicon Based: This group will focus on a lexicon based approach for sentiment analysis


8:00am – 8:20am Sign-in and networking
8:20am – 8:40am Introduction to KNIME Analytics Platform, with demo
8:40pm – 11:00am Introduction to sentiment analysis and hands on workshop
11:00am – Networking Lunch

Workshop Requirements:

Your own laptop preinstalled with KNIME Analytics Platform, which you can download from the KNIME website

Please download the course materials prior to attending class.

Course Material

KNIME Textprocessing extension.
See video link below about installing KNIME extensions.

Extra Instructions for the Deep Learning Group:
If you have already decided to work in the deep learning group, please pre-install Python and Keras. Just follow the instructions provided on our webpage about Deep Learning.

Additional Resource:
If you would like to get familiar with KNIME Analytics Platform, you can explore the content of our E-learning course.