Covid-19: Pandemic and online social movements

A Covid-19 Data Sprint was organized by the D2SN Master of UGE. On June 30th, 2020 was presented an analysis of how, during the lockdown, people continued to express their dissatisfaction through online social movements. This analysis is based on the study of Twitter hashtags during this period. The study focuses on the evolution of […]

A digital enquiry of the agroecological turn in Costa Rica

This project has been developed by Bertha Brenes in LISIS laboratory  with Nicola Ricci and Marc Barbier. The objective of the project is to drive a digital enquiry of the agroecological turn in Costa Rica, more largely in Central America through the setup of consistent and appropriate datasets in order to analyze the production and […]

Release of Tutorial for CorTexT Manager

Users can benefit from a Full Documented tutorial for the Online Application CorTexT Manager Detailled Documentation: Video Tutorial: Watch how : to produce a valide csv file for data parsing, and use corpus explorer script to build a corpus from txt files, enrich it with proper time steps and use distant reading script: to use advanced options in Network Mapping script with this video: to use the capacity offered by Word […]

Cities and hinterlands accessibility in Mozambique by isochrones map

The aim of this map is to build a cartographic representation of drive times for freight transport companies. The method used is replicable, as an example the map shows the drive times from the 13th most important cities in Mozambique. This model is based on an open source dataset of transport networks (OpenStreetMap, 2016) in […]

Hashtag cooccurrence network of tweets about Trump

Mapping election night voices Hashtag cooccurrence network of tweets about Trump (collected thanks to Twitter search API and using the simple query “trump”) during the election night.   A second map shows hashtags that have been converted from their original casings into lower-cased featuring. Colored sets of hashtags illustrate the various kinds of concerns raised by Twitter users coming […]

Mapping the Bentham Corpus

The goal of this work is to provide relevant corpus representations for the manuscripts of British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). This is a large corpus, owned by University College London (UCL).  Until recently, the manuscripts were for the most part untranscribed, so that very few people had access to the corpus to evaluate […]

The online press role in local democracy

For decades, research has been quite skeptical towards the role journalism plays in local political life. This article shows that news organizations can take advantage of the web to play a new role in local democratic arenas. Based on a statistical and lexicometric analysis of online forums set up by a French regional newspaper (La […]