Scottish independence social media analyses: some R tm analyses

Stephen Tagg, Mark Peter Shephard, Stephen Quinlan

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Abstract

This paper describes work done as part of a small ESRC project coding forum contributions and tweets. The R tm analyses have extended the hand coding using sentiment analysis and general inquirer tag codes, and have explored ways of automatically coding pro-independence and pro-union attitudes in tweets.
Future developments may allow the identification of tweet bots, to discover the relative usage by the yes and no campaigns.

Conference

ConferenceSocial Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period25/04/1425/04/14

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Keywords

  • sentiment analysis
  • Twitter
  • tweets
  • Scottish independence debate
  • social network analysis

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Tagg, S., Shephard, M. P., & Quinlan, S. (2014). Scottish independence social media analyses: some R tm analyses. Paper presented at Social Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Tagg, Stephen ; Shephard, Mark Peter ; Quinlan, Stephen. / Scottish independence social media analyses : some R tm analyses. Paper presented at Social Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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2014. Paper presented at Social Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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