|Using large corpora to explore the framing of concepts
|Year of Publication
|Sagi, E, Diermeier, D, Kaufmann, S
|The Open Knowledge Festival, 2012
|Type of Work
Psychologists and Social Scientists have long observed that the way in which a question or problem is presented to people can impact their attitudes and decisions. Framing is a widely discussed instance of this phenomenon: The choice of words and metaphors in talking about a given issue can affect hearers’ interpretations and biases, making some actions or strategies appear more plausible than others (1). The framing of issues is thus of great practical importance to those with an interest in steering the course of decision processes or justifying actions to a wider audience. For instance, different ways of dealing with drug abuse can become salient depending on whether the problem is presented as one of social policy or of law enforcement (2).
Using large corpora to explore the framing of concepts
Submitted by Eyal Sagi on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 19:19