Spatio-temporal Signal Recovery from Political Tweets in Indonesia

Anisha Mazumder, Arun Das, Nyunsu Kim, Sedat Gokalp, Arunabha Sen, Hasan Davulcu
2013 2013 International Conference on Social Computing  
Online social network community now provides an enormous volume of data for analyzing human sentiment about people, places, events and political activities. It is increasingly clear that analysis of such data can provide great insights on the social, political and cultural aspect of the participants of these networks. As part of the Minerva project, currently underway at Arizona State University, we have analyzed a large volume of Twitter data to understand radical political activity in the
more » ... inces of Indonesia. Based on analysis of radical/counter radical sentiments expressed in tweets by Twitter users, we create a Heat Map of Indonesia which visually demonstrates the degree of radical activities in various provinces of Indonesia. We create the Heat Map of Indonesia by computing (i) the Radicalization Index and (ii) the Location Index of each Twitter user from Indonesia, who has expressed some radical sentiment in her tweets. The conclusions derived from our analysis matches significantly with the analysis of Wahid Institute, a leading political think tank of Indonesia, thus validating our results.
doi:10.1109/socialcom.2013.46 dblp:conf/socialcom/MazumderDKGSD13 fatcat:ybkjdsmcqraodcqu6jrn5e2bcu