Date of Original Version

9-2008

Type

Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Table of Contents

We are developing a classfi er that can automatically identify a web video's ideological perspective on a political or social issue (e.g., pro-life or pro-choice on the abortion issue). The problem has received little attention, possibly due to inherent difficulties in content-based approaches. We propose to develop such a classfi er based on the pattern of tags emerging from folksonomies. The experimental results are positive and encouraging.

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