Wrapper function which assembles calls to compute_sentiment and aggregate. Serves as the most direct way towards a panel of textual sentiment measures as a sento_measures object.

sento_measures(sento_corpus, lexicons, ctr)



a sento_corpus object created with sento_corpus.


a sentolexicons object created with sento_lexicons.


output from a ctr_agg call.


A sento_measures object, which is a list containing:


a data.table with a "date" column and all textual sentiment measures as remaining columns.


a character vector of the different features.


a character vector of the different lexicons used.


a character vector of the different time weighting schemes used.


a data.frame with some elementary statistics (mean, standard deviation, maximum, minimum, and average correlation with the other measures) for each individual sentiment measure. In all computations, NAs are removed first.


the document-level sentiment scores data.table with "date", "word_count" and lexicon-feature sentiment scores columns. The "date" column has the dates converted at the frequency for across-document aggregation. All zeros are replaced by NA if ctr$docs$weightingParam$do.ignoreZeros = TRUE.


a list of document and time weights used in the attributions function. Serves further no direct purpose.


a list encapsulating the control parameters.


As a general rule, neither the names of the features, lexicons or time weighting schemes may contain any `-' symbol.

See also


data("usnews", package = "sentometrics") data("list_lexicons", package = "sentometrics") data("list_valence_shifters", package = "sentometrics") # construct a sento_measures object to start with corpus <- sento_corpus(corpusdf = usnews) corpusSample <- quanteda::corpus_sample(corpus, size = 500) l <- sento_lexicons(list_lexicons[c("LM_en", "HENRY_en")], list_valence_shifters[["en"]]) ctr <- ctr_agg(howWithin = "counts", howDocs = "proportional", howTime = c("equal_weight", "linear", "almon"), by = "month", lag = 3, ordersAlm = 1:3, do.inverseAlm = TRUE) sento_measures <- sento_measures(corpusSample, l, ctr) summary(sento_measures)
#> This sento_measures object contains 64 textual sentiment time series with 238 observations each (monthly). #> #> Following features are present: wsj wapo economy noneconomy #> Following lexicons are used to calculate sentiment: LM_en HENRY_en #> Following scheme is applied for aggregation within documents: #> Following scheme is applied for aggregation across documents: #> Following schemes are applied for aggregation across time: equal_weight linear almon1 almon1_inv almon2 almon2_inv almon3 almon3_inv #> #> Aggregate average statistics: #> mean sd max min meanCorr #> -0.34518 2.34385 6.92447 -7.73045 0.22638