Sentiment analysis on Trump and Clinton faces during debate

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

For anyone who watched the presidential debates, I think it was fairly obvious what emotion each candidate projected at various moments. However, a group of graduate students from Columbia University applied computer vision and sentiment analysis to get a more quantitative gauge. Because, sure, why not. Sarah Slobin for Quartz explains the results.

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