What’s Worthy of Comment? Content and Comment Volume in Political Blogs

Authors

  • Tae Yano Carnegie Mellon University
  • Noah Smith Carnegie Mellon University

Keywords:

Topic Model, Blog, Politics, Prediction, Sentiment Analysis

Abstract

In this paper we aim to model the relationship be- tween the text of a political blog post and the comment volume—that is, the total amount of response—that a post will receive. We seek to accurately identify which posts will attract a high-volume response, and also to gain insight about the community of readers and their interests. We design and evaluate variations on a latent- variable topic model that links text to comment volume.

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Published

2010-05-16

How to Cite

Yano, T., & Smith, N. (2010). What’s Worthy of Comment? Content and Comment Volume in Political Blogs. Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, 4(1), 359-362. Retrieved from https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/ICWSM/article/view/14062