sensus (Latin): sentiment; perception; understanding

When our perception of the world is shaped by a select few news and social media giants, it becomes difficult to know what's on the other side. Sensus leverages natural language processing to reveal attitudes towards trending topics on Twitter. Results are delivered in the form of an overall sentiment reading (positive, negative, divided), which is determined by averaging sentiment scores for individual Tweets. Users can select from a list of ten trending topics, which refreshes daily.


Sensus was designed with iOS 10 and the following iPhone models in mind:

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus

Tools Used

  • Apple Xcode
  • Fabric Twitter Kit
  • IBM Watson Developer Cloud iOS SDK
  • Adobe Photoshop

Coming Soon

  • Sentiment analysis of news articles
  • Trending topic search
  • In-app article reader
  • Sentiment analysis of videos

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