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/



  • @FootballIndexRC said in Articles and buzz points:

    @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.


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