Saturday, April 16, 2011


There is a new text analysis tool known as CASS, or Contrast Analysis of Semantic Similarity. It is designed so that one can "understand differences in the way people or groups of people think about concepts". The initial run analyzed bias in Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN, with the unsprurpsing result of conservative, liberal, and neutral, respectively. Sounds pretty fun. Since in my dissertation I ran a text analysis searching for fractal patterns in a novel, one can imagine my excitement about this.
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