Election trolling: analyzing sentiment in tweets during pakistan elections 2013

@inproceedings{Younus2014ElectionTA,
  title={Election trolling: analyzing sentiment in tweets during pakistan elections 2013},
  author={Arjumand Younus and Muhammad Atif Qureshi and Muhammad Saeed and Nasir Touheed and Colm O'Riordan and Gabriella Pasi},
  booktitle={WWW},
  year={2014}
}
The use of Twitter as a discussion platform for political issues has led researchers to study its role in predicting election outcomes. This work studies a much neglected aspect of politics on Twitter namely "election trolling" whereby supporters of different political parties attack each other during election campaigns. We also propose a novel strategy to detect terms that are usually not associated with sentiment but are introduced by supporters of political parties to attack the opposing… CONTINUE READING