Date of Original Version

12-2011

Type

Conference Proceeding

Journal Title

Proceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds

Abstract or Description

Across many disciplines, interest is increasing in the use of computational text analysis in the service of social science questions. We survey the spectrum of current methods, which lie on two dimensions: (1) computational and statistical model complexity; and (2) domain assumptions. This comparative perspective suggests directions of research to better align new methods with the goals of social scientists.

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Proceedings of the NIPS Workshop on Computational Social Science and the Wisdom of Crowds.