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Algorithms, accountability, and political emotion: on the cultural assumptions underpinning sentiment analysis.

Powell, Alison (2016) Algorithms, accountability, and political emotion: on the cultural assumptions underpinning sentiment analysis. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (20 Jul 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Sentiment analysis is an increasingly popular metric for news and social media platforms. Alison Powell reflects here on the implications of sentiment analysis and its potential connection with the rise and intensification of emotion-driven politics. The data inputted to ‘train’ algorithms on sentiment analysis has enormous impact and is imbued with assumptions about the world. What mechanisms might make these algorithms more accountable?

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 09:44
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 09:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67350

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