The Snowball effect: following opinions on controversial topics

Authors: Andoni Azpeitia, Alexandra Balahur, Montse Cuadros, Antske Fokkens, Rubén Izquierdo Bevia

Date: 26.05.2014


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Abstract

This paper describes a practical application of the OpeNER1 project technology to find trending topics in different media sources and different languages. We applied our analysis to the global scandal on leaking data involving Edward Snowden using a rule-based opinion mining tool. Results show a diversity of opinions depending on the language and the sources that were analysed. Additionally, we found an interesting division between the opinions expressed in favour of Snowden’s actions and in favour of the United States’ reaction towards them.

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This paper describes a practical application of the OpeNER1 project technology to find trending topics in different media sources and different languages. We applied our analysis to the global scandal on leaking data involving Edward Snowden using a rule-based opinion mining tool. Results show a diversity of opinions depending on the language and the sources that were analysed. Additionally, we found an interesting division between the opinions expressed in favour of Snowden’s actions and in favour of the United States’ reaction towards them.


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date = {2014-05-26},
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