Can text mining enhance cultural studies? Using web forums in associative group analysis

Yuan Xue, Yilu Zhou, Stuart Umpleby

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Abstract

Traditional approaches in measuring cultural difference like AGA and survey are demanding in human efforts and vulnerable to biases in data collection. In this work, we propose that forum data can be a good alternative to AGA data collection and text mining technologies can significantly reduce the human efforts involved in quantifying cultural distance. Experiments and case studies show that the introduction of forum analysis and text mining into the areas of cross cultural studies is promising.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event20th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2010 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2010Dec 12 2010

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Other20th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period12/11/1012/12/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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    Xue, Y., Zhou, Y., & Umpleby, S. (2010). Can text mining enhance cultural studies? Using web forums in associative group analysis. Paper presented at 20th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2010, St. Louis, MO, United States.