Our New R Package for Tapping into IBM Watson’s Sentiment Analysis API
Introducing IBMsentR, a simple R package for textual sentiment and tone analysis through IBM Watson
We’ve written extensively about how to use R & different cloud based sentiment analysis services, what they cost, and even how, side by side, they can be used to achieve some pretty impressive results. While doing that discovery and analysis we wrote a few functions to tap into the IBM Watson sentiment analysis services. We put these into a package to do two things:
Ibm_sent - analyse sentiment of a given chunk of text or string
Ibm_tone - analyse the tone of a given chunk of text or string
The IBMsentR package saves time because it returns a tibble (data frame) every time. No messing around neither with JSON nor lists.
In version 1 of IBMsentR, you’ll need your own IBM account credentials and you’ll only be able to submit one text string per function call. But we’ll be expanding its functionality soon to allow for larger submissions.
Give it a try, we hope you find it useful.