LAB’S THREE CORNERSTONES Big Internet data Diverse methods & tools Social science research questions and goals
DATA1: LIVEJOURNAL Koltran BLOGMINER mines posts, comments and user metadata
DATA2: VKontakte SOCIAL NETWORK LINIS VKMiner mines friendship egonetworks, friendship networks of VK communities and....
DATA2: VKontakte SOCIAL NETWORK …and message boards of VK communities (posts, comments, likes, user metadata).
TOOLS & METHODS 1 Text mining: topic modeling with LINIS TopicMiner Screenshot
TOOLS & METHODS 2 Text mining: sentiment analysis
TOOLS & METHODS 3 Network analysis
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND GOALS 1 Online public agenda: topical structure of the Russian blogosphere and influence of national elections 2011-2012 on it (finished project)
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND GOALS 3 Online public opinion: revealing topics that arouse social tension through sentiment analysis (pilot project finished; main project planned)
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND GOALS 3 Comment-based communities, their topical coherence and authorship homogenity (finished project)
RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND GOALS 4 Network structure and leadership in VK communities of social movements
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