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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex Networks and Their Applications VIII
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
EditorsH. Cherifi , S. Gaito , J. Mendes , E. Moro, L. Rocha
PublisherSpringer
Pages350-362
Number of pages12
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence
Volume882

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications
Abbreviated titleCOMPLEX NETWORKS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period10/12/1912/12/19

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

Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment. / Koncar, Philipp; Helic, Denis.

Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019. ed. / H. Cherifi ; S. Gaito ; J. Mendes ; E. Moro; L. Rocha . Vol. 2 Springer, 2019. p. 350-362 (Studies in Computational Intelligence; Vol. 882).

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Koncar, P & Helic, D 2019, Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment. in H Cherifi , S Gaito , J Mendes , E Moro & L Rocha (eds), Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019. vol. 2, Studies in Computational Intelligence, vol. 882, Springer, pp. 350-362, 8th International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications, Lisbon, Portugal, 10/12/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36683-4_29
Koncar P, Helic D. Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment. In Cherifi H, Gaito S, Mendes J, Moro E, Rocha L, editors, Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019. Vol. 2. Springer. 2019. p. 350-362. (Studies in Computational Intelligence). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36683-4_29
Koncar, Philipp ; Helic, Denis. / Text Sentiment in the Age of Enlightenment. Complex Networks and Their Applications VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Complex Networks and Their Applications COMPLEX NETWORKS 2019. editor / H. Cherifi ; S. Gaito ; J. Mendes ; E. Moro ; L. Rocha . Vol. 2 Springer, 2019. pp. 350-362 (Studies in Computational Intelligence).
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