• Abubakar Ahmad Department of Computer Science & IT Federal University Dutsin-ma
  • Abdulhafiz A. Nuhu
  • Abdulkadir Abubakar
Keywords: Data Mining, Sentiment Analysis, WhatsApp, Emoji, Python libraries


WhatsApp is an instant messaging application for information exchange in real time. It is a medium for communication and interaction among individuals, groups, institutions and business partners. Enormous amount of information is generated by WhatsApp in velocity, volume and variety which can serves as a source for various analyses, prediction and for other purposes. In this paper, dataset was collected from WhatsApp Group Chat, FUDMA ASUU MATTERS (FAM), a chat group of lecturers from Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina state Nigeria. The primary goal is to present detailed analysis of the WhatsApp group chat to ascertain the level of involvement and participation by members in the group. Detailed analysis of fact such as the number of messages sent in different format, the most active date and time as well as the most active user(s) is to be investigated. Text classification method with Python and Jupyter notebook was used. The Python libraries applied include, Numpy, Pandas, Matplotlib and Seaborn. The result has shown that the level of participation of members compared to top ten members is by far uneven as only the top ten members accounted for more than half of the cumulative messages sent over a period of fourteen months. The research encourages members to be actively involved instead of allowing few members to dominate the platform. It is better to be an active contributor rather than remaining as a passive onlooker


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How to Cite
Ahmad, A., Nuhu, A. A., & Abubakar, A. (2021). A COMPREHENSIVE DATA ANALYSIS ON FUDMA ASUU WHATSAPP GROUP CHAT. FUDMA JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, 5(2), 26 - 33. https://doi.org/10.33003/fjs-2021-0502-519