Combining Social Network Analysis and Sentiment Analysis to Explore the Potential for Online Radicalisation

  title={Combining Social Network Analysis and Sentiment Analysis to Explore the Potential for Online Radicalisation},
  author={Adam Bermingham and Maura Conway and Lisa McInerney and Neil O'Hare and Alan F. Smeaton},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining},
The increased online presence of jihadists has raised the possibility of individuals being radicalised via the Internet. To date, the study of violent radicalisation has focused on dedicated jihadist websites and forums. This may not be the ideal starting point for such research, as participants in these venues may be described as "already made-up minds". Crawling a global social networking platform, such as YouTube, on the other hand, has the potential to unearth content and interaction aimed… CONTINUE READING
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