From media reporting to international relations: A case study of asia-pacific economic cooperation (APEC)

Chun Hua Tsai, Yu Ru Lin

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Abstract

Network analysis has brought new perspectives in studying emergent structure in international relations. Prior work on networks of international relations has mostly relied on data derived from formal alliances and trade flows, which can hardly capture the rapidly evolving international relations due to globalization and recent advances in information technology. In this work, we propose a novel research design that aims at capturing "real-time" international relations through news reporting. We collect worldwide news on a daily basis, and characterize the relationship between any two countries through analyzing the similarity of their news content. Our empirical results based on news about the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) CEO Summit in 2013 revealed interesting and meaningful international relations among member countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWebSci 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Web Science Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages279-280
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450326223
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event6th ACM Web Science Conference, WebSci 2014 - Bloomington, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameWebSci 2014 - Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Web Science Conference

Conference

Conference6th ACM Web Science Conference, WebSci 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBloomington, IN
Period6/23/146/26/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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