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Sentiment Analysis in Tableau: internal or external data?

Dear Tableau community,

Imagine you could analyze text with Tableau. For each text, you would get a score (positive, neutral, negative) calculated by an algorithm.


What data source would you prefer?


Choice 1: INTERNAL DATA (for example, you create a customer survey. All data is on your server.  The algorithm analyzes your 1,000 customer responses in minutes).

Choice 2: EXTERNAL DATA (for example, you work for TESLA and you get from us daily all the news about Tesla from the Internet plus the sentiment score. Eay connection to a Web Data Connector).



Thank you very much for voting,



PS: Why do we ask this question? Depending on your preference, the setup is quite different.

Poll Results
  • Internal Data (57%)
  • External Data (43%)


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