# Articles and buzz points

• Question: Why are some articles worth more buzz points than others?

• There's an algorithm that looks at the 'value' of particular words with the article.
In a very simple way, the more praise, the higher

• @Wardy

The Buzz scores are determined by an AFINN analysis model. The model determines positive / negative sentiment.

All applicable Buzz articles have a base score / minimum score of 20.

Words in the title of the article can then score positive or negative sentiment ranging from -5 to +5.
+1 = 20 points
+2 = 40 points
+3 = 60 points
+4 = 80 points
+5 = 100 points

For example:

'Neymar moves to Paris Saint Germain' = 20 points (base score, no positive sentiment)

vs

'How brilliant is Paris' record signing Neymar?' - 100 points (20 base score + 80 points for the world brilliant because it is a +4 (80 points) modifier on the sentiment analysis).

Hope that helps, try out a few words of your own via this link to see their positive / negative sentiment:

http://darenr.github.io/afinn/

• @Wardy

The Buzz scores are determined by an AFINN analysis model. The model determines positive / negative sentiment.

All applicable Buzz articles have a base score / minimum score of 20.

Words in the title of the article can then score positive or negative sentiment ranging from -5 to +5.
+1 = 20 points
+2 = 40 points
+3 = 60 points
+4 = 80 points
+5 = 100 points

For example:

'Neymar moves to Paris Saint Germain' = 20 points (base score, no positive sentiment)

vs

'How brilliant is Paris' record signing Neymar?' - 100 points (20 base score + 80 points for the world brilliant because it is a +4 (80 points) modifier on the sentiment analysis).

Hope that helps, try out a few words of your own via this link to see their positive / negative sentiment:

http://darenr.github.io/afinn/

So it only looks at the headline? My god. That's risky. I thought it was the whole article!

• Yep headline of the article itself is what the score is attributed from!

• @FootballIndexRC absolutely spot on. Point scoring is completely based on the positivity of the headline.

Looks like your connection to Football Index Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.