New article by Carina Jacobi, Wouter van Atteveldt and Kasper Welbers introduces a relatively recent tool for quantitative analysis, Latent Dirichlet Analysis. LDA is an unsupervised topic modelling technique that automatically creates “topics”, that is, clusters of words, from a collection of documents. In this article the scholars demonstrate its usefulness for journalism research.
The study shows that LDA is a useful tool for analysing news content in large digital news archives relatively quickly.
Read the free abstract here.
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