Identifying breakpoints in public opinion

Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, Murat Ali Bayir, Murat Demirbas, Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

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Abstract

While polls are traditionally used for observing public opinion, they provide a point snapshot, not a continuum. We consider the problem of identifying breakpoints in public opinion, and propose using micro-blogging sites to capture trends in public opinion. We develop methods to detect changes in public opinion, and find events that cause these changes. Our experiments show that the proposed methods are able to determine changes in public opinion and extract the major news about the events effectively. We also deploy an application where users can view the important news stories for a continuing event and find the related articles on web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOMA 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics, SOMA 2010 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201025 Jul 2010

Publication series

NameSOMA 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics

Other

Other1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics, SOMA 2010
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period25/7/1025/7/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology

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Akcora, C. G., Bayir, M. A., Demirbas, M., & Ferhatosmanoglu, H. (2010). Identifying breakpoints in public opinion. In SOMA 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics (pp. 62-66). (SOMA 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Social Media Analytics). https://doi.org/10.1145/1964858.1964867