This example workflow shows how sentiment analysis (text mining) can be combined with leader/follower analysis (network mining) on social media data using KNIME.
It uses data from the Slashdot homepage which is provided by Fundación Barcelona Media4 (http://caw2.barcelonamedia.org/node/25 ). The original subset contains about 140,000 comments to 496 articles about politics from a total of about 24,000 users. To allow the example to run on any machine with 2G of memory, we have subset the data around one particular topic area ("interviews") to show the techniques.
The full example along with an explanation on text mining, combined with Network mining, is available in the white paper section.