Creating a More Transparent Internet: The Perspective Web

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Piek Vossen, Antske Fokkens
Cambridge University Press, May 5, 2022 - Computers - 350 pages
"In this chapter we discuss how perspectives have been approached in social psychology, communication science, and linguistics. Let us first discuss how perspectives are defined in these fields. From a psychological point of view, a perspective can be conceptualized as the existing knowledge, personally held view, beliefs, attitudes, or opinions about a given topic or object, as residing in an individual's mind. The most straightforward type of perspectives are beliefs and attitudes. Beliefs are bits of private knowledge about entities, such as: "this guy works for Sony", or "beer mixes poorly with chocolate". Attitudes are basically affective evaluations of entities, ranging from positive to negative, such as: "I don't like this guy", or "I love beer". The object of interest can also concern a broad entity, such as a generic social category of people (e.g., Germans, scientists). In these cases the associated set of beliefs are termed stereotypes, while attitudes about social categories are termed prejudice"--
 

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Contents

Perspectives from a Social Psychological
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Computational Linguistics for Subjectivity Preslav Nakov
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The Mediation of Online Information Julia Noordegraaf
113
Reflections on Metadata
119
Perspectives from Digital
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Quality and Perspectives Davide Ceolin Julia
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Mining and Modeling Perspectives Piek Vossen
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Toward Automatic Discovery of Diverse Perspectives
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Formal Representation and Extraction of Perspectives
208
The User Perspective in Professional Information Search
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Harvesting Perspectives in Social Media Tommaso Caselli
244
A Model for the Perspective Web Piek Vossen
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Piek Vossen is Professor in Computational Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is co-founder and president of the Global Wordnet Association and received the Dutch Spinoza-prize in 2013 for his research. He used this prize for projects on language understanding, including mining perspectives in debates like on vaccination.

Antske Fokkens is Professor in Computational Linguistics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and Associate Professor at the Applied Geometric Algorithms group at the Technical University Eindhoven. Since 2021, she has acted as University Research Chair on methodological aspects of computational linguistics, in particular when used in an interdisciplinary setting.