On Using Twitter to Monitor Political Sentiment and Predict Election Results

@inproceedings{Bermingham2011OnUT,
  title={On Using Twitter to Monitor Political Sentiment and Predict Election Results},
  author={Adam Bermingham and Alan F. Smeaton},
  year={2011}
}
The body of content available on Twitter undoubtedly contains a diverse range of political insight and commentary. But, to what extent is this representative of an electorate? Can we model political sentiment effectively enough to capture the voting intentions of a nation during an election capaign? We use the recent Irish General Election as a case study for investigating the potential to model political sentiment through mining of social media. Our approach combines sentiment analysis using… CONTINUE READING
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