ControCurator : Understanding Controversy Using Collective Intelligence

  title={ControCurator : Understanding Controversy Using Collective Intelligence},
  author={Bram Timmermans and Lora Aroyo and Thomas A. Kuhn and Kaspar Beelen and Evangelos Kanoulas and Bob van de Velde},
There are many issues in the world that people do not agree on, such as Global Warming [Cook et al. 2013], Anti-Vaccination [Kata 2010] and Gun Control [Spitzer 2015]. Having opposing opinions on such topics can lead to heated discussions, making them appear controversial. Such opinions are often expressed through news articles and social media. There are increasing calls for methods to detect and monitor these online discussions on different topics. Existing methods focus on using sentiment… CONTINUE READING