Mining: Students Comments about Teacher Performance Assessment using Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Guadalupe Gutiérrez Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes
  • Juana Canul-Reich Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
  • Alberto Ochoa Zezzatti Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez
  • Lourdes Margain Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes
  • Julio Ponce Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes


The exponential expansion of sentiment analysis is mainly due to the interest of companies to obtainment users’ views about products and services. Likewise, sentiment analysis has been widely and successfully used in publicity and selling strategies as well as behaviour patterns and user preferences identification. In the same way, has been applied to educational areas to increase the learning, and e-learning quality through the mining analysis data on teaching performance assessment or student’s comments. This work describes the development and evaluating the process of a Model called “SocialMining“, which is focused on higher education with the purpose of improve teaching techniques of teachers and recommend courses for teacher improvement, through teacher performance evaluation made by students comments. The SocialMining model analyze students’ comments by means representative machine learning algorithms such as: Support Vector Machines and Random Forest. We applied metrics as evaluation measure to measuring the performance of algorithms. Finally, we have implemented this model in Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes (Mexico) and the results obtained show that it is feasible to perform sentiment analysis to classify comments of Teacher Performance Assessment using Machine Learning with high accuracy (85%).

How to Cite
Gutiérrez, G., Canul-Reich, J., Ochoa Zezzatti, A., Margain, L., & Ponce, J. (2018). Mining: Students Comments about Teacher Performance Assessment using Machine Learning Algorithms. International Journal of Combinatorial Optimization Problems and Informatics, 9(3), 26-40. Retrieved from