Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media

The case of U.S. immigration and border security

Wingyan Chung, Saike He, Daniel Dajun Zeng, Victor Benjamin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Emotion plays an important role in shaping public policy and business decisions. The growth of social media has allowed people to express their emotion publicly in an unprecedented manner. Textual content and user linkages fostered by social media networks can be used to examine emotion types, intensity, and contagion. However, research into how emotion evolves and entrains in social media that influence security issues is scarce. In this research, we developed an approach to analyzing emotion expressed in political social media. We compared two methods of emotion analysis to identify influential users and to trace their contagion effects on public emotion, and report preliminary findings of analyzing the emotion of 105,304 users who posted 189,012 tweets on the U.S. immigration and border security issues in November 2014. The results provide strong implication for understanding social actions and for collecting social intelligence for security informatics. This research should contribute to helping decision makers and security personnel to use public emotion effectively to develop appropriate strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479998883
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 23 2015
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: May 27 2015May 29 2015

Other

Other13th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period5/27/155/29/15

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immigration
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Keywords

  • border security
  • emotion
  • entrainment
  • influence
  • social media analytics
  • social network analysis
  • text mining
  • U.S. immigration policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Law
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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Chung, W., He, S., Dajun Zeng, D., & Benjamin, V. (2015). Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media: The case of U.S. immigration and border security. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015 (pp. 55-60). [7165939] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2015.7165939

Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media : The case of U.S. immigration and border security. / Chung, Wingyan; He, Saike; Dajun Zeng, Daniel; Benjamin, Victor.

2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 55-60 7165939.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chung, W, He, S, Dajun Zeng, D & Benjamin, V 2015, Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media: The case of U.S. immigration and border security. in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015., 7165939, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 55-60, 13th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015, Baltimore, United States, 5/27/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2015.7165939
Chung W, He S, Dajun Zeng D, Benjamin V. Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media: The case of U.S. immigration and border security. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 55-60. 7165939 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISI.2015.7165939
Chung, Wingyan ; He, Saike ; Dajun Zeng, Daniel ; Benjamin, Victor. / Emotion extraction and entrainment in social media : The case of U.S. immigration and border security. 2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Securing the World through an Alignment of Technology, Intelligence, Humans and Organizations, ISI 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 55-60
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