Results of the topic sentiment analysis support this prediction and in so doing provide partial validation of the application of topic sentiment analysis to online opinion.
This is a revision of a paper presented at the 2014 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco at the section on social psychology paper session, Computational Social Science and Studying Social Behavior.
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