Viralheat Sentiment Analysis Gem
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The Sentiment Analysis Ruby Gem

A Ruby wrapper for the Viralheat Sentiment Analysis API

see :


gem install sentiment_analysis

Getting an API Key

You can get an API key by visiting Sign up as a FREE developer and get a key for use with this gem. The developer dashboard will also show you details on your quota.

How to use

Simple way

require 'sentiment_analysis'
sa = => '0123456789')

puts sa.quota
  # => 5000

puts"i don't like this")
  # => {"prob":0.732603741199471,"mood":"negative","text":"i don't like this"}

puts as.train(:text => "I don't like coffee'",:mood => 'negative')
  # => {"status":"ok"}

Choose the format - :json

puts sa.quota(:format => :json)
  # => {"quota_remaining":5000}

Choose the format - :xml

puts sa.quota(:format => :xml)
  # => <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

puts"i don't like this", :format => :xml)
  # => <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
         <text>I don't like coffee</text>

puts as.train(:text => "I don't like coffee'",:mood => 'negative', :format => :xml)
  # => <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>