An analysis of perspectives in interactive settings

Dong Nguyen, Elijah Mayfield, Carolyn P. Rosé
2010 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Social Media Analytics - SOMA '10  
In this paper we investigate the effect of the context of interaction on the extent to which a contributor's perspective bias is displayed through their lexical choice. We present a series of experiments on political discussion data. Our experiments indicate that (i) when people quote contributors with an opposing view, they tend to quote the words that are less strongly associated with the opposing view. (ii) Nevertheless, in quoting their opponents, the displayed bias of their word
more » ... ns shifts towards that of their opponents. (iii) The personal bias of the speaker is displayed most clearly through the words that are not quoted, (iv) although characteristics of the quoted message do have a measurable effect on the words that are included in the contribution. And, finally, (v) posts are influenced by the displayed bias of previous posts in a thread.
doi:10.1145/1964858.1964865 dblp:conf/kdd/NguyenMR10 fatcat:af3tejhjkngr3pmt3tvlobg7dy