Scottish independence social media analyses : some R tm analyses

Tagg, Stephen and Shephard, Mark Peter and Quinlan, Stephen (2014) Scottish independence social media analyses : some R tm analyses. In: Social Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics, 2014-04-25 - 2014-04-25, University of Glasgow.

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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.


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