Analyzing #lastesis feminist movement in twitter using topic models

Sebastian Rodriguez, Héctor Allende-Cid, Cristian Gonzalez, Rodrigo Alfaro, CLAUDIO ELORTEGUI GOMEZ, WENCESLAO ENRIQUE PALMA MUÑOZ, PEDRO ANTONIO SANTANDER MOLINA

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Abstract

Nowadays, social networks have created a massive mean of communication, that was unthinkable many years ago. Informal communication, blogging, and online discussions have transformed the Web into a huge repository of remarks on numerous themes, producing a potential wellspring of data for various areas. In this paper we analyze, using Topic Models, a recent widespread feminist movement. Las Tesis is a feminist collective that initiated a protest against sexual abuse, and that was replicated in more than dozen different countries in matter of days. We use LDA and BTM to detect automatically the topics in over 627643 tweets that were gathered from the 25th November until the 5th January. The resulting topics obtained, from tweets in Spanish and English, show that these algorithms are able to capture the real-world events that occurred in Chile and Turkey.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media. Design, Ethics, User Behavior, and Social Network Analysis - 12th International Conference, SCSM 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz
PublisherSpringer
Pages624-635
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030495695
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12194 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • BTM
  • LDA
  • Topic Models
  • Twitter

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