Series de conférences: Christopher Cochrane

on avril 5, 2018 | 0 Comment

Le Centre pour l’étude de la Citoyenneté démocratique présente:

The Automated Detection of Emotion in Transcripts of Parliamentary Speech: Comparing Human and Machine Classification of the Video and Written Records of Debates in the Canadian House of Commons*

Christopher Cochrane (Université de Toronto)

Vendredi 18 mai, 2018 15h00 à 17h00

Salle de bal, Thomson House, Université McGill

Pour en savoir plus sur Christopher Cochrane: cliquez ici

Résumé: The volume of accessible, machine-readable written communication about politics has increased exponentially over the past three decades, spawning the pursuit of new tools for automated analyses of sentiment in large political corpora like Twitter, Facebook, and traditional print media.  Unlike written communication, however, the expression of emotion in speech is not confined to word-choice and syntax, and instead relies primarily on the mechanisms of intonation, facial expressions, and body language, which go undetected in analyses of political text.  This raises the question of whether tools developed for the analyses of writing will work to detect sentiment in transcripts of political speech.  In this presentation, which is part of the Linked Parliamentary Data Project, we survey a variety of strategies for the automated analysis of emotion in text, and test their outputs against human-coded sentiment analysis of the written and video record of debates in the Canadian House of Commons.

*La conférence sera prononcée en anglais

Cet événement sera diffusé ici : https://www.facebook.com/CECD.CSDC/

Pour en savoir plus sur la Série de conférences CÉCD, visitez le http://csdc-cecd.ca/fr/events/csdc-speaker-series-fr/

Cette série de conférences est financée par le Centre pour l¹étude de la Citoyenneté démocratique (http://csdc-cecd.ca/) lui-même financé par le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

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