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Words are Malleable: Computing Semantic Shifts in Political and Media Discourse [article]

Hosein Azarbonyad, Mostafa Dehghani, Kaspar Beelen, Alexandra Arkut, Maarten Marx, Jaap Kamps
2017 arXiv   pre-print
The challenge is to compare the meaning of a word in one space to its meaning in another space and measure the size of the semantic shifts.  ...  These laws state that frequent words are less likely to shift meaning while words with many senses are more likely to do so.  ...  In this paper, we only focused on detecting shifts in political and media discourse, but our approaches are applicable in any other kind of discourse such as different groups in social media.  ... 
arXiv:1711.05603v1 fatcat:libb6uzy2vbyhhzznuic3mayku

Words are Malleable

Hosein Azarbonyad, Mostafa Dehghani, Kaspar Beelen, Alexandra Arkut, Maarten Marx, Jaap Kamps
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - CIKM '17  
The challenge is to compare the meaning of a word in one space to its meaning in another space and measure the size of the semantic shifts.  ...  These laws state that frequent words are less likely to shift meaning while words with many senses are more likely to do so.  ...  In this paper, we only focused on detecting shifts in political and media discourse, but our approaches are applicable in any other kind of discourse such as different groups in social media.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3132847.3132878 dblp:conf/cikm/AzarbonyadDBAMK17 fatcat:zd76bor6yvhx7jlax7lpihmvam

Studying Ideational Change in Russian Politics with Topic Models and Word Embeddings [chapter]

Andrey Indukaev
2020 The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies  
AbstractThis chapter applies computational methods of textual analysis to a large corpus of media texts to study ideational change.  ...  The latter method is used to analyze semantic change and to capture complex semantic relationships between the studied concepts.  ...  Distributional semantics using WE analyzes semantic shifts following the logic that a relative position of words vectors in multidimensional embedding space is a reflection of the meaning shift.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-42855-6_25 fatcat:aggur56kw5hqrmqcaey46l3gkq

The Social Media Neologisms: A Case Study of Facebook Users in Kenya

Vitalis Kandie
2021 Editon Consortium journal of literature and linguistic studies  
This study advocates for research on how words and expressions from indigenous Kenyan languages are being adopted in multicultural discourse among the diverse members of the Kenyan speech community through  ...  social media and general cross-cultural interactions.  ...  shifting.  ... 
doi:10.51317/ecjlls.v3i1.231 fatcat:pxwzou5t7fgdhb64acyvukhaay

10 The Info-Computational Turn in Bioethics [chapter]

Constantin Vică, Emilian Mihailov, Tenzin Wangmo, Victoria Federiuc, Bernice Elger
2019 Contemporary Debates in Bioethics: European Perspectives  
/of a cybernetic ecology/where we are free of our labors/and joined back to nature,/returned to our mammal/brothers and sisters,/and all watched over/by machines of loving grace.  ...  /of a cybernetic meadow/where mammals and computers/live together in mutually/programming harmony like pure water/touching clear sky. [...] I like to think/(it has to be!)  ...  We did not guess anything about the rapid rise of Facebook or about hacking politics through "computational propaganda" in 2016 (Woolley and Howard 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.2478/9783110571219-011 fatcat:7awyd2wla5d3rnb5iyil5cg374

"Living Letterforms": The Ecological Turn in Contemporary Digital Poetics

Rita Raley
2011 Contemporary Literature  
These are poems that have both auratic presence and semantic content and reflect upon the material transformations of text in the context of a multisensorial, multiprocessual media ecology.  ...  A comparable classificatory statement, then, is that digital poetics is a practical, philosophical, and aesthetic exploitation of the resources of computational media; that computational processes are  ... 
doi:10.1353/cli.2011.0044 fatcat:asfryvv4sneq7eogsyvjjxgrui

On the Vernacular Language Games of an Antagonistic Online Subculture

Stijn Peeters, Marc Tuters, Tom Willaert, Daniël de Zeeuw
2021 Frontiers in Big Data  
While the site's affordances make them distinct, they are connected by a subcultural style and politics that has recently become increasingly connected with violent right-wing activism, forming a loose  ...  Contrary to "memetic" theories of cultural evolution in media studies, our analysis draws on theoretical frameworks from poststructuralist and pragmatist philosophies of language and deploys empirical  ...  platforms and ends up in mainstream discourse.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdata.2021.718368 fatcat:gc2uf2yymbfmdnal4jaupyl6vm

The Entrepreneurial University: A discursive profile of a higher education buzzword

Gerlinde Mautner
2005 Critical Discourse Studies  
Prevailing motifs and representations are identified through a combination of the computer-supported survey of web-based material and the qualitative analysis of sample texts.  ...  The textual data that this paper is based on, gleaned mostly from the Internet, show these expressions to be ambiguous in denotation and rich in connotation, making them susceptible to processes of semantic  ...  Semantic malleability is characteristic of keywords, and entrepreneurial is no exception. 11 A discursive profile would be incomplete if we ignored the wider universe of discourse that lies beyond the  ... 
doi:10.1080/17405900500283540 fatcat:vgaddz6aczhtzly6aynsshdzhq

The Concept of "Web Science" in the Social Realm: Building Bridges between a new Interdisciplinary Field and the Cultural "Wealth of Networks"

Michael Dick
2010 tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique  
Discourse in the field of "cyber culture" largely does not take into account the major shift in constituent technology that has begun to advance the Web from one based solely on human-understandable hypertext  ...  In this paper, I consider this overall evident and predicted shift from a "Web of documents" to a "Web of data" to be the central element in the creation of the next-generation of the Web, and the recent  ...  at times, there are many ways to express similar concepts in this discourse).  ... 
doi:10.31269/triplec.v8i1.211 fatcat:7d52klyb3zevzkuixzjclrq3d4

The Concept of "Web Science" in the Social Realm: Building Bridges between a new Interdisciplinary Field and the Cultural "Wealth of Networks"

Michael Dick
2010 tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique  
Discourse in the field of "cyber culture" largely does not take into account the major shift in constituent technology that has begun to advance the Web from one based solely on human-understandable hypertext  ...  In this paper, I consider this overall evident and predicted shift from a "Web of documents" to a "Web of data" to be the central element in the creation of the next-generation of the Web, and the recent  ...  at times, there are many ways to express similar concepts in this discourse).  ... 
doi:10.31269/vol8iss1pp109-120 fatcat:g2k7q6anobdu7jar2git3onxpi

The Pathogenesis of the Modern Climate

Michael Boyden
2020 Ecozon@  
After discussing reasons for its absence in Koselleck's own scholarly investigations into the semantics of modernity, the article argues that the word climate acquired the properties of a freestanding  ...  The article equally traces the concept's decline in the course of the nineteenth century by pointing to developments in the sciences and the secularization of eschatology.  ...  This semantic transformation completed itself in the course of the eighteenth century. At this juncture, the word climate became increasingly abstract and malleable.  ... 
doi:10.37536/ecozona.2020.11.1.3179 fatcat:43f3zi6rujcdzfttpfwhkpdnma

Attitudes to Cryptocurrencies: A Comparative Study Between Sweden and Japan

Rickard Grassman, Vanessa Bracamonte, Matthew Davis, Maki Sato
2021 The Review of Socionetwork Strategies  
By way of topic modelling prevalent discourses on social media among users of cryptocurrencies, and teasing out the more culturally situated significance in such interactions through discourse analysis  ...  AbstractIn this paper, we explore how cryptocurrencies have been received in Sweden and Japan, and what specific attitudes and discourses may reveal about the ethical implications surrounding this new  ...  Discourse Analysis of Social Media In Japan as much as in Sweden, cryptocurrencies are broadly used and there are vibrant and ongoing debates on social media as to the significance of this new technology  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12626-021-00069-6 pmid:35505973 pmcid:PMC7966896 fatcat:mx3gia2b4vaqdkfzna76iunkgq

Information Technology and Politics of Incorporation

Randi Markussen, Finn Olesen
2001 Outlines : Critical Social Studies  
The discourse and the rhetoric about technology and its relation to society are dominated by modern, rational and macrosocial understandings of technology.  ...  The key notions in the framework are 'trading zone', 'cooperation' and 'technological translations'.  ...  He shows that this is not a question of shifting from discourse to matter, but a complex process of delegations involving several shifts: An 'actorial' shift: The policeman or the sign is replaced by a  ... 
doi:10.7146/ocps.v3i2.5138 fatcat:hfsixi3ktze2bjpv4azme5dhp4

Poem as a Picture: Eduardo Kac's Digital Poetry and the Interdisciplinary Relationship Between Holographic Media and Literature

Neveen Diaa El-Deen Al-Qassaby Al-Qassaby
2020 Occasional Papers in the Development of English Education  
Mitchell develops the study of iconology which is concerned with the image meanings in themselves, and in their relation with the written word or the pictorial text and other visual media.  ...  Some of Kac's digital poetry is reviewed in Media Poetry: An International Anthology (2007).  ...  Mitchell adds that "[i]t isn't simply that the words contradict the image, and vice versa, but that the very identities of words and images, the sayable and the seeable, begin to shimmer and shift in the  ... 
doi:10.21608/opde.2020.145651 fatcat:qhgfdcnnkbcedcat7pga6xbcla

Twittering in the OECD's "Participative Web": Microblogging and New Media Policy

Tamara Shepherd
2009 Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition  
The OECD's 2007 report, Participative Web and User-Created Content: Web 2.0, Wikis and Social Networking, frames user-generated content as key to the development of public discourse.  ...  As such, new developments in new media regulation need to integrate critical perspectives on techno-myths in order to take a more nuanced approach to the structural inequalities that pervade online culture  ...  The semantic implication of "user-generated content" itself indicates a general cultural shift in the definition of creative authorship, one that co-opts creativity as a mechanized (generated) and commodifiable  ... 
doaj:97a53d569c6247aeb3c91a78db11342a fatcat:usqv7ywrtjbzvfyyirbilu4j2y
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