Book review: Kill all normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right

@article{MacLeod2019BookRK,
  title={Book review: Kill all normies: Online culture wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the alt-right},
  author={Alan MacLeod},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2019},
  volume={21},
  pages={535 - 537}
}
  • Alan MacLeod
  • Published 12 October 2018
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • New Media & Society
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A combination of computational and socio-linguistic methods are proposed to automatically extract new terminology from large amounts of data, using word-embeddings to semantically contextualise their meaning.

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