What did twitter think of andras breivik at 15:00h on tuesday 17th of April 2012

What did twitter think of andras breivik at 15:00 17/04/12
The code is far from finished, but if you look at semi-finished categories like nature, positive,negative,location and architecture you do get the gist of who andras breivik is, namely: he’s a killer, he killed in an attempt to fight multiculturalism, he’s from Norway and whatever happened mainly concerns people. He is being tried in court at the moment in a case

Most used Category words in Twitter search

NATURE CONTENT: people
NEGATIVE CONTENT: killer
POSITIVE CONTENT: multiculturalism
LOCATION: norway
ARCHITECTURE: court
ABSTRACT: case
OBJECT: dice
CULTURE: wikipedia
SELF: I
VERB/ACTION: done
TIME: again
QUANTITY LESS: only
QUANTITY MORE: all
EXPRESSION: hi

Concrete: What I used as input is a series of twitter searches on the words/name “andras breivik” and subsequently put them through my conctent analysation process.

I’ve mainly done behind the scene work on the dictionaries. The analysation of literature is generally much better than twitter as it doesn’t contain foreign languages and online slang. All the dictionaries need alot more finetuning for Twitter, but the results are decent enough as a strart. I used a Breivik as a search term, because it’s a topic that’s intensely discussed at the moment. The problem though is that there’s alot of nonense noise and besides that most adjective dictionaries need more precice words. Also dividing adjectives in subjective subdivisions like less, more,qualty, etc… proves hard as all of those divisions are arbitrary and hard to get your head around. In the end each kind of concept (like adjectives like hard,soft,long,jagged,…) should get their own impact & category, but that’s impossible to achieve, certainly. NEXT: more work on the dictionaries, while working on the dictionaries I intend to create a hot-topic summarization each week.

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What did twitter think of andras breivik at 15:00h on tuesday 17th of April 2012

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