Societal Debates

By analysing discussions on social media and newspaper articles, in this exploratory we study public debates to understand which are the most discussed topics. We can identify themes, following the discussions around them and tracking them through time and space.

Polarised Political Debates

How does people discuss on online social networks? Who are online social network users that take part in political debate? What is the structure of their social network? In this story we focus on online debates about discussing topics. By using data from online social networks, we analyze people discussions about topics that are relevant for society. We will investigate who attends debates, how people discuss, and what are their social relationships compared with those of people of different views. We try to understand also how politicians discuss and they influence other people. We made visualization to represent the user social network and topics evolution.

Monitoring Topics across Time and Space

What does newspapers talk about? Is it possible to understand when a specific theme becomes relevant for the media? Are there some topics that become interesting for all journalists at the same time? In this story we analyze german newspaper articles to understand the most relevant topics and monitoring how they are discussed by press. We made a visualization that shows the most frequent topics in a certain period of time. In our visualization each word is weighed on the basis of its meaning and it has reference on space and time. Thanks to this study it twill be possible to identify interesting topics automatically, before to start studies each topic.

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