Exploiting affinities between topic modeling and the sociological perspective on culture: Application to newspaper coverage of U.S. government arts funding

@article{Dimaggio2013ExploitingAB,
  title={Exploiting affinities between topic modeling and the sociological perspective on culture: Application to newspaper coverage of U.S. government arts funding},
  author={Paul J. Dimaggio and Manish Nag and D. Blei},
  journal={Poetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={570-606}
}
  • Paul J. Dimaggio, Manish Nag, D. Blei
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Poetics
  • Topic modeling provides a valuable method for identifying the linguistic contexts that surround social institutions or policy domains. This article uses Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) to analyze how one such policy domain, government assistance to artists and arts organizations, was framed in almost 8000 articles. These comprised all articles that referred to government support for the arts in the U.S. published in five U.S. newspapers between 1986 and 1997—a period during which such… CONTINUE READING

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