An Analysis of Brexit With the MonkeyLearn Machine Learning API

The result of the UK’s recent referendum to leave the EU has raised question marks over the fate of the European Union. Many people are wondering whether the Brexit decision will trigger another recession, pave the way for Scottish independence, or begin the demise of the EU as a whole. With so much uncertainty surrounding the possible outcomes, Federico Pascual from MonkeyLearn published a machine learning analysis of the Brexit result. The analysis is based on what people are saying about Brexit in more than 450,000 tweets using the hashtag #Brexit on Twitter. They filtered out the non-English tweets, leaving around 250,000, then ran a MonkeyLearn analysis using ready-to-use machine learning models and sentiment analysis to identify whether the tone was positive, negative or neutral. They also performed some keyword…


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