Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment

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Abstract

Spectator journals published during the Age of Enlightenment served to enhance morality of readers and focused on a plethora of topics, such as the image of women or men, politics and religion. Although spectator journals have been studied extensively, little is known about the sentiment that they express. In this paper, we analyze text sentiment of spectator journals published in four different languages during a time period of over one hundred years. For that, we conduct (i) a sentiment analysis and (ii) analyze sentiment networks, for which we compute and investigate various network metrics, such as degree distributions and clustering coefficients. Additionally, we study the commonalities and differences between negative and positive words according to the respective metrics. Our results depict a high variability in positive and negative word usage and their linking patterns and extend our knowledge of spectator journals published during the Age of Enlightenment.
Originalspracheenglisch
TitelComplex Networks and Their Applications VIII
UntertitelProceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
Redakteure/-innenH. Cherifi , S. Gaito , J. Mendes , E. Moro, L. Rocha
Herausgeber (Verlag)Springer
Seiten350-362
Seitenumfang12
Band2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 10 Dez 2019
Veranstaltung8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications - Lisbon, Portugal
Dauer: 10 Dez 201912 Dez 2019

Publikationsreihe

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Band882

Konferenz

Konferenz8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications
KurztitelCOMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
LandPortugal
OrtLisbon
Zeitraum10/12/1912/12/19

Dieses zitieren

Koncar, P., & Helic, D. (2019). Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment. in H. Cherifi , S. Gaito , J. Mendes , E. Moro, & L. Rocha (Hrsg.), Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019 (Band 2, S. 350-362). (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Band 882). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36683-4_29