If you are completely new, go here and follow steps 1-3. This will walk you through the steps of creating a AWS account and linking it to a mturk requester account. If you already have a AWS account, you may skip step 1.
Once you have created your AWS and mturk requester accounts, log in to the AWS Management Console.
You will now need your AWS security keys. In step 1 of account creation, you should have saved your security credentials to a file called ‘‘rootkey.csv’’. If you did not, you can create a new set of security credentials:
Select ‘‘Continue to Security Credentials’’
Select ‘‘Access Keys’’
Click ‘‘Create New Key’’
Download the key file or copy-paste the values into a text document.
Next, create a SentimentIt account here. There will be two fields, ‘‘Mturk access key’’ and ‘‘Mturk secret key,’’ in which you input the information you just downloaded into your ‘‘rootkey.csv’’ file. The ‘‘AWSAccessKeyId’’ should be entered as the ‘‘Mturk access key’’ and ‘‘AWSSecretKey’’ is the ‘‘Mturk secret key’’. This will link your Amazon account to the SentimentIt system.
You are now ready to run an analysis. Click here to learn how to run an analysis.