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Computational approaches to subjectivity and sentiment analysis: Present and envisaged methods and applications

Abstract: 
Recent yearshavewitnessedasurgeofinterestincomputationalmethodsforaffect,rangingfromopinionmining,tosubjectivity detection, tosentimentandemotionanalysis.Thisarticlepresentsabriefoverviewofthelatesttrendsinthefieldanddescribesthe manner inwhichthearticlescontainedinthespecialissuecontributetotheadvancementofthearea.Finally,wecommentonthe current challengesandenvisageddevelopmentsofthesubjectivityandsentimentanalysisfields,aswellastheirapplicationtoother Natural LanguageProcessingtasksandrelateddomains.