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Finding Political Blogs and Their Political Leanings Maojin Jiang
 

Summary: Finding Political Blogs and Their Political Leanings
Maojin Jiang
Linguistic Cognition Lab
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616 USA
jianmao@iit.edu
Shlomo Argamon
Linguistic Cognition Lab
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616 USA
argamon@iit.edu
Abstract
The Blogosphere has more influence on both the general
public's opinions and mainstream media nowadays. As vast
political blogs representing grassroots voices go online, it
is both interesting and useful to find them and determine
their political leanings as either liberal or conservative. In
this paper, we address both problems by using front pages
of blogs in a corpus we built to create two classifiers: one
to classify arbitrary blogs as political or non-political; the

  

Source: Argamon, Shlomo - Department of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences