Emancipation of Emotions? Questioning the emotionalisation of society with emotion mining and digitised historical corpora

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In this paper, we presented our attempt to find an empirical way to test the hypothesis that Dutch politics and media has become more emotional in the second half of the 20th century.

To question the assumed emotionalisation of society, we introduce a systematic and quantitative long-term investigation into public emotionality in Dutch society. By using text and emotion mining techniques, and lists of emotional words, we investigate this ‘common assumption’ in a new, innovative, and more empirical way from a long-term perspective.
Periode06 mrt. 201908 mrt. 2019
EvenementstitelDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries - 2019: 4th Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries
LocatieCopenhagen, DenemarkenToon op kaart
Mate van erkenningInternationaal