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Analysis and Mining of Tags, (Micro)Blogs, and Virtual Communities

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Social media analysis; Web analysis; Web mining


Buzz monitoring:

Collection and analysis of the voice of the public


Analysis of social media with the goal to detect individuals


Internet alias that is used for communication on the Internet

Part of speech tagging:

Marking words in a text according to lexical categories

Syntactic parsing:

The process of analyzing a string of symbols according to a grammar

Sentiment analysis:

Text analysis techniques used to classify the polarity of written text


Analysis and mining of various social media sites has become an important task for many different reasons. By using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques including web crawling, text analysis, computational linguistics, and other algorithms, online content from social media sites can be gathered and analyzed. Analysis of social media can be performed using many different approaches depending on the goal of the analysis and the specific media that...

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This research was financially supported by Vinnova through the Vinnmer programme.

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Kaati, L. (2018). Analysis and Mining of Tags, (Micro)Blogs, and Virtual Communities. In: Alhajj, R., Rokne, J. (eds) Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer, New York, NY.

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