To familiarize everyone with key socioeconomic terms and concepts, we have this new social media series.

For this week, our buzzword is “sentiment analysis".

It refers to a computing method for finding out the emotional tone of text-based data, such as social media posts.

Source: Nvidia

Using sentiment analysis of tweets and online news, a PIDS study found positive feelings among internet users toward trade liberalization efforts, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The feelings can be best described as “trust”. However, “fear” and “anticipation” were also observed, suggesting feelings of uncertainty amid the current global crisis and skepticism toward trade agreements.

Know more about sentiment analysis on RCEP by reading “Analyzing Filipinos’ Openness to Trade Partnerships and Globalization Using Sentiment Analysis” available at

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