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Analyzing the Public Discourse on Works of Fiction: Detection and Visualization of Emotion in Online Coverage about HBO's Game of Thrones

Scharl, Arno and Hubmann-Haidvogel, Alexander and Jones, Alistair and Fischl, Daniel and Kamolov, Ruslan and Weichselbraun, Albert and Rafelsberger, Walter (2016) Analyzing the Public Discourse on Works of Fiction: Detection and Visualization of Emotion in Online Coverage about HBO's Game of Thrones. Information Processing and Management, 52 (1). pp. 129-138. ISSN 0306-4573

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Abstract

This paper presents a Web intelligence portal that captures and aggregates news and social media coverage about "Game of Thrones", an American drama television series created for the HBO television network based on George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels. The system collects content from the Web sites of Anglo-American news media as well as from four social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube. An interactive dashboard with trend charts and synchronized visual analytics components not only shows how often Game of Thrones events and characters are being mentioned by journalists and viewers, but also provides a real-time account of concepts that are being associated with the unfolding storyline and each new episode. Positive or negative sentiment is computed automatically, which sheds light on the perception of actors and new plot elements.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
ID Code:87
Deposited By: Prof Dr Arno Scharl
Deposited On:27 May 2016 12:38
Last Modified:27 May 2016 12:38

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