5G Service and Discourses on Hyper-connected Society in South Korea: Text Mining of Online News

  • Li Xu
  • Harim Yeo
  • Hyesun HwangEmail author
  • Kee Ok Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1130)


This study explored social discourses on hyper-connected society by using text mining of online news articles in South Korea. Online news data was collected from a database of news articles provided by the Korea Press Promotion Foundation using the R3.5.3 program, and the data cleaning and tokenization was conducted. Then, a Topic Modeling (Latent Dirichlet Allocation) and Network Analysis (N-gram Language Model) was conducted. The number of topics was set to the best 10 topics based on the results of several LDA results. Many words related to 5G next-generation communications and innovative technologies are mentioned in several topics. In addition, the results showed that various social discourses, such as education, human life, societal changes, governmental support, and industry, are currently being discussed as major topics of a hyper-connected society. The results showed that hyper-connected society not only signifies the emergence and application of innovative communication technology, but also includes extensive changes to human life, social relations, education, and industry.


Hyper-connected society Hyper-connectivity Topic modeling Social Network Analysis 5G service 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulKorea

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