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Integrating sentiment and social structure to determine preference alignments: The Irish Marriage Referendum

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We examine the relationship between social structure and sentiment through the analysis of a large collection of tweets about the Irish Marriage Referendum of 2015. We obtain the sentiment of every tweet with the hashtags #marref and #marriageref that was posted in the days leading to the referendum, and construct networks to aggregate sentiment and use it to study the interactions among users. Our analysis shows that the sentiment of outgoing mention tweets is correlated with the sentiment o...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.170154

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Oxford, MPLS, Mathematical Institute
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Beguerisse Diaz, M
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
7
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Article: 170154
Publication date:
2017-06-05
Acceptance date:
2017-06-08
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2054-5703
Pubs id:
pubs:698827
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uri:587d96ae-0b15-4420-83c4-282b8492a8b7
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uuid:587d96ae-0b15-4420-83c4-282b8492a8b7
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pubs:698827
Paper number:
7

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