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Social Media ACTion: SOLO Data Description

Will Frankenstein, Kenneth Joseph, Kathleen M. Carley

February 2016

Center for the Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems
CASOS Technical Report


Keywords: Affect Control Theory, Sentiment Analysis, Twitter, Social Media, Qualtrics, Text Mining, Arab Spring, Nuclear Proliferation, Gardenhose, New York Times, Typhoon Haiyan, Super Typhoon Yolanda

This technical report summarizes the demographics and Socially Observed Linked Opinion (SOLO) dataset, which came out of the Social Media ACTion study that took place at Carnegie Mellon during the summer of 2015. 124 individuals rated 4,320 social media posts and 1,680 news clips along the three dimensions used in Affect Control Theory. The report includes a description of the data, the training materials provided, and the consent form used for this study.

38 pages

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