Scottish independence social media analyses: some R tm analyses

Stephen Tagg, Mark Peter Shephard, Stephen Quinlan

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This paper describes work done as part of a small ESRC project coding forum contributions and tweets. The R tm analyses have extended the hand coding using sentiment analysis and general inquirer tag codes, and have explored ways of automatically coding pro-independence and pro-union attitudes in tweets.
Future developments may allow the identification of tweet bots, to discover the relative usage by the yes and no campaigns.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2014
EventSocial Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics - University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201425 Apr 2014


ConferenceSocial Media Analysis : Methods and Ethics
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • sentiment analysis
  • Twitter
  • tweets
  • Scottish independence debate
  • social network analysis

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