publication . Article . Preprint . 2017

Computational Controversy

Timmermans, Benjamin; Kuhn, Tobias; Beelen, Kaspar; Aroyo, Lora;
Open Access English
  • Published: 23 Jun 2017
  • Country: Netherlands
Climate change, vaccination, abortion, Trump: Many topics are surrounded by fierce controversies. The nature of such heated debates and their elements have been studied extensively in the social science literature. More recently, various computational approaches to controversy analysis have appeared, using new data sources such as Wikipedia, which help us now better understand these phenomena. However, compared to what social sciences have discovered about such debates, the existing computational approaches mostly focus on just a few of the many important aspects around the concept of controversies. In order to link the two strands, we provide and evaluate here ...
free text keywords: cs.CY, Computer Science - Computers and Society
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