Automating Frame Analysis

  • Antonio Sanfilippo
  • Lyndsey Franklin
  • Stephen Tratz
  • Gary Danielson
  • Nicholas Mileson
  • Roderick Riensche
  • Liam McGrath


Frame Analysis has come to play an increasingly stronger role in the study of social movements in Sociology and Political Science. While significant steps have been made in providing a theory of frames and framing, a systematic characterization of the frame concept is still largely lacking and there are no recognized criteria and methods that can be used to identify and marshal frame evidence reliably and in a time and cost effective manner. Consequently, current Frame Analysis work is still too reliant on manual annotation and subjective interpretation. The goal of this paper is to present an approach to the representation, acquisition and analysis of frame evidence which leverages Content Analysis, Information Extraction and Semantic Search methods to automate frame annotation and provide a systematic treatment of Frame Analysis.


Social Movement Frame Analysis Communicative Intent Direct Speech Frame Resonance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Sanfilippo
    • 1
  • Lyndsey Franklin
    • 1
  • Stephen Tratz
    • 1
  • Gary Danielson
    • 1
  • Nicholas Mileson
    • 1
  • Roderick Riensche
    • 1
  • Liam McGrath
    • 1
  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichland

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