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Social Media in State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics
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  • Lei Qi, Iowa State University
  • Rihui Li, Iowa State University
  • Johnny S. Wong, Iowa State University
  • Wallapak Tavanapong, Iowa State University
  • David A. M. Peterson, Iowa State University
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2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining
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Social Media in State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics
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Twitter is a popular online microblogging service that has become widely used by politicians to communicate with their constituents.Gaining understanding of the influence of Twitter in state politics in the United States cannot be achieved without proper computational tools. We present the first attempt to automatically classify tweets of state legislatures (policy makers at the state level) into major policy agenda topics defined by Policy Agendas Project (PAP), which was initiated to group national policies.


This article is published as Qi, Lei, Rihui Li, Johnny Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, and David AM Peterson. "Social Media in State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics." (2017). doi: 10.1145/3110025.3110097. Posted with permission.

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Lei Qi, Rihui Li, Johnny S. Wong, Wallapak Tavanapong, et al.. "Social Media in State Politics: Mining Policy Agendas Topics" (2017) p. 274 - 277
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