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March 26-28, 2007

Following Conversational Traces: Creating a corpus with the ICWSM dataset

Stephanie Hendrick

This poster will present the methodology behind the creation of a linguistic corpus based on a subset of the 2007 International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media dataset. Posts from a small group of political bloggers were tagged for parts of speech and indexed into a corpus using the program Xairia. From this corpus, the political blogger subset will be investigated for register and referential information. Referential information, especially with regards to new and given information, will be compared against network placement both to identify network innovators as well as to compare network placement as a catalyst for innovation. The final section, Further Research, will outline the modifications necessary for the creation of a full-scale corpus based on the entire ICWSM 2006 dataset (currently in progress).


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