Whose Thumb is It Anyway?: Classifying Author Personality from Weblog Text

Jon Oberlander, Scott Nowson

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Abstract / Description of output

We report initial results on the relatively novel task of automatic classification of author personality. Using a corpus of personal weblogs, or 'blogs', we investigate the accuracy that can be achieved when classifying authors on four important personality traits. We explore both binary and multiple classification, using differing sets of n-gram features. Results are promising for all four traits examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the COLING/ACL on Main Conference Poster Sessions
Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages627-634
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameCOLING-ACL '06
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics

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