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Opinion Dynamics and Cultural Conflict in European Spaces


Opnion dynamics on abstract conceptual spaces

Development of computational models for opinion dynamics on structured conceptual spaces and investigation of their mathematical properties.

Blue Book (II)

Blue book with Penelope design specification.

Blue Book (I)

Blue book with Penelope design specification.

The geometry of political discourse

This deliverable will provide the mathematical framework to describe political spaces as conceptual spaces.

Position Paper

„Reflections on Europe's cultural conflicts --- An interdisciplinary dialogue on new methods and new data“. A position paper to introduce Odycceus’ approach to current conflicts and to prepares the case studies workshop (Milestone 7).

Emergences of communication bubbles

We develop and analyse models for the coevolution of opinions and interaction communities to understand processes through which having different opinions results in different interaction patterns, and vice versa. The main deliverable is to understand feedback mechanisms between diverging views and communication group segregation that nurture further polarization.

Algorithms for extraction of signed social network from textual data

This algorithm will extract from a textual corpus a dynamic social network between actors whose views are represented as a positive or negative tie, from which communities can be discovered and further described. This method will lay as foundation for further analyses on the structural dynamics of opinion interaction.

User community formation (I)

Report on progress in user community formation.

Uncertainty and socio-technical change

This deliverable will strengthen the epistemological foundations of the project by making use of recent developments in modelling the uncertainty in socio-technical systems, therewith shedding light on its knowledge claims.

Precision language processing

Overview of computational linguistics tools based on construction grammar, evaluation of their performance with respect to efficiency, accuracy and scope. Report on adequacy of machine learning tools employed for learning language models.

Games, language and culture

We will bring the ample evidence from social psychology and anthropology about categorical reasoning to bear on the formalism of game theory. The main deliverable is a critical game-theoretical survey of antecedents and connections for the modelling and study of language and cultural communication.

Dynamics of representations in games

We will develop formal game-theoretic tools to describe and analyse how people with misaligned cultural mindsets redefine their interactive actions in face of emergent evidence. The main deliverable is a theoretical foundation for studying the evolution of opinions and behaviour after unexpected occurrences alert agents that the predictive value of their current models is unwarranted.

Green Book (I)

Green book with Penelope evaluation

Statistical inference of political spaces

Statistical inference of political spaces. This deliverable will provide first results on the statistical inference of the latent dimensions underlying differences in political positions from texts.

Projective games

"Taking into account (partial) representations leads to recognize that a same ""native"" game can generate different perceived games with different equilibria and can lead to systematic misinterpretation of the intentions underlying others’ actions. We develop formal tools to model games in which agents have limited representations (projective games) and analyse the equilibria arising from different representations in such games. We provide theoretical concepts and tools to analyse basic properties of cultures as stable distributions of representations."

Social and spatial interaction models

The flow of news produced by media or individuals located in a given place about conflicts located in another place can be explained in the majority of cases by variables related to continuous measure of proximity, and network structure. Modelling these effects is crucial in order to filter the banal part of flows - related to general rules - and the specific effect of singular conflicts or event - revealed by positive and negative residuals. The deliverable will consist in a technical report on the use of spatial and social interaction model for the filtering of conflicts in news of flows. It will be associated to a set of programs and a selection of datasets for examples, that could take the form of a package in an open source language like R.

The international geomedia agenda

This deliverable will provide conceptual grounds for the analysis of opinions about international conflicts in the media, crossing the perspectives of quantitative geography and media studies.

Micro-foundation for models of opinion dynamics

Micro-foundation for models of opinion dynamics. Using lab, online and field experiments we will gain empirical understanding of the inter personal mechanisms of conceptual negotiation and opinion exchange to assess the plausibility of model assumptions and develop better, socio-psychologically rooted models.

Multidimensional and multilevel analysis of interactions in social systems

In this research report, we will develop aggregation algorithms to study the graph topology and the dynamics of interactions at several scales in social systems. Such methods will allow the analysis of community structures in social media, as well as the multiscale representation of international conflicts in mass media.

Green Book (II)

Green book with Penelope evaluation

Blue Book (III)

Blue book with Penelope design specification.

Data management plan

The data management plan describes in detail the data to be collected and analysed (seed sets), the methods and protocols to be applied (query design), the sharing policy (Github) as well as the curation and preservation.

Website and social network profiles

Website and social network profiles are up and running.

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Combining structural and dynamic information to predict activity in link streams

Author(s): Thibaud Arnoux, Lionel Tabourier, Matthieu Latapy
Published in: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2017 - ASONAM '17, 2017, Page(s) 935-942
DOI: 10.1145/3110025.3116209

Time Weight Content-based Extensions of Temporal Graphs for Personalized Recommendation

Author(s): Armel Jacques Nzekon Nzeko'o, Maurice Tchuente, Matthieu Latapy
Published in: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, 2017, Page(s) 268-275
DOI: 10.5220/0006288202680275

Elephants, Donkeys, and Colonel Blotto

Author(s): Ivan P. Yamshchikov, Sharwin Rezagholi
Published in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk, 2018, Page(s) 113-119
DOI: 10.5220/0006761601130119

Tracing Antisemitic Language Through Diachronic Embedding Projections: France 1789-1914

Author(s): Rocco Tripodi, Massimo Warglien, Simon Levis Sullam, Deborah Paci
Published in: 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2019 (ACL 2019), 2019

Multidimensional Outlier Detection in Interaction Data: Application to Political Communication on Twitter

Author(s): Audrey Wilmet, Robin Lamarche-Perrin
Published in: Complex Networks X - Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2019, 2019, Page(s) 147-155
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14459-3_12

Combining Path-Constrained Random Walks to Recover Link Weights in Heterogeneous Information Networks

Author(s): Hong-Lan Botterman, Robin Lamarche-Perrin
Published in: Complex Networks X - Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2019, 2019, Page(s) 97-109
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14459-3_8

Doing Web history with the Internet Archive: screencast documentaries

Author(s): Richard Rogers
Published in: Internet Histories, Issue 1/1-2, 2017, Page(s) 160-172, ISSN 2470-1475
DOI: 10.1080/24701475.2017.1307542

Opinion polarization by learning from social feedback

Author(s): S. Banisch, E. Olbrich
Published in: The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 2018, Page(s) 1-28, ISSN 0022-250X
DOI: 10.1080/0022250X.2018.1517761

Wickedness and the anatomy of complexity

Author(s): Claes Andersson, Petter Törnberg
Published in: Futures, Issue 95, 2017, Page(s) 118-138, ISSN 0016-3287
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2017.11.001

Otherwise engaged: Social Media from vanity metrics to critical analytics

Author(s): Richard Rogers
Published in: International Journal of Communication, Issue 12, 2018, Page(s) 450-872, ISSN 1932-8036

Stream graphs and link streams for the modeling of interactions over time

Author(s): Matthieu Latapy, Tiphaine Viard, Clémence Magnien
Published in: Social Network Analysis and Mining, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 1869-5450
DOI: 10.1007/s13278-018-0537-7

Exploring the Creative Potential of Computational Construction Grammar

Author(s): Paul Van Eecke, Katrien Beuls
Published in: Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Issue 66/3, 2018, Page(s) 341-355, ISSN 0044-2305
DOI: 10.1515/zaa-2018-0029

Categorization and Cooperation across Games

Author(s): Marco LiCalzi, Roland Mühlenbernd
Published in: Games, Issue 10/1, 2019, Page(s) 5, ISSN 2073-4336
DOI: 10.3390/g10010005

International news flow theory revisited through a space–time interaction model: Application to a sample of 320,000 international news stories published through RSS flows by 31 daily newspapers in 2015

Author(s): Claude Grasland
Published in: International Communication Gazette, 2019, Page(s) 174804851882509, ISSN 1748-0485
DOI: 10.1177/1748048518825091

Toward a Macroevolutionary Theory of Human Evolution: The Social Protocell

Author(s): Claes Andersson, Petter Törnberg
Published in: Biological Theory, Issue 14/2, 2019, Page(s) 86-102, ISSN 1555-5542
DOI: 10.1007/s13752-018-0313-y

The Probability to Reach an Agreement as a Foundation for Axiomatic Bargaining

Author(s): Lorenzo Bastianello, Marco LiCalzi
Published in: Econometrica, Issue 87/3, 2019, Page(s) 837-865, ISSN 0012-9682
DOI: 10.3982/ecta13673

Centrality metrics in dynamic networks: a comparison study

Author(s): Marwan Ghanem, Clemence Magnien, Fabien Tarissan
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 2018, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 2327-4697
DOI: 10.1109/TNSE.2018.2880344

Digital hermeneutics: from interpreting with machines to interpretational machines

Author(s): Alberto Romele, Marta Severo, Paolo Furia
Published in: AI & SOCIETY, 2018, ISSN 0951-5666
DOI: 10.1007/s00146-018-0856-2

An information-theoretic framework for the lossy compression of link streams

Author(s): Robin Lamarche-Perrin
Published in: Theoretical Computer Science, 2018, ISSN 0304-3975
DOI: 10.1016/j.tcs.2018.12.009

Connected Routes: Migration Studies with Digital Devices and Platforms

Author(s): Natalia Sánchez-Querubín, Richard Rogers
Published in: Social Media + Society, Issue 4/1, 2018, Page(s) 205630511876442, ISSN 2056-3051
DOI: 10.1177/2056305118764427

Echo chambers and viral misinformation: Modeling fake news as complex contagion

Author(s): Petter Törnberg
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 13/9, 2018, Page(s) e0203958, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203958

Complex realist economics: toward an ontology for an interested pluralism

Author(s): Petter Törnberg
Published in: Review of Social Economy, Issue 76/4, 2018, Page(s) 509-534, ISSN 0034-6764
DOI: 10.1080/00346764.2018.1480796

L’analyse des opinions politiques sur Twitter

Author(s): Marta Severo, Robin Lamarche-Perrin
Published in: Revue française de sociologie, Issue 59/3, 2018, Page(s) 507, ISSN 0035-2969
DOI: 10.3917/rfs.593.0507

What Situation Is This? Coarse Cognition and Behavior Over a Space of Games

Author(s): Robert Gibbons and Marco LiCalzi and Massimo Warglien
Published in: 2017

An Argument Communication Model of Polarization and Ideological Alignment

Author(s): Banisch, Sven; Olbrich, Eckehard
Published in: 2018

Worse than complex

Author(s): Petter Törnberg
Published in: 2017

The Datafied Society. Studying Culture through Data

Author(s): Richard Rogers
Published in: 2017, Page(s) 75-94
DOI: 10.5117/9789462981362