Corpus ID: 1005811

Is Climate Change Controversial? Modeling Controversy as Contention Within Populations

@article{DoriHacohen2017IsCC,
  title={Is Climate Change Controversial? Modeling Controversy as Contention Within Populations},
  author={Shiri Dori-Hacohen and Myungha Jang and James Allan},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1703.10111}
}
  • Shiri Dori-Hacohen, Myungha Jang, James Allan
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science, Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • A growing body of research focuses on computationally detecting controversial topics and understanding the stances people hold on them. Yet gaps remain in our theoretical and practical understanding of how to define controversy, how it manifests, and how to measure it. In this paper, we introduce a novel measure we call "contention", defined with respect to a topic and a population. We model contention from a mathematical standpoint. We validate our model by examining a diverse set of sources… CONTINUE READING
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