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Grief-Stricken in a Crowd: The Language of Bereavement and Distress in Social Media

Grief-Stricken in a Crowd: The Language of Bereavement and Distress in Social Media

This video was recorded at 6th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Dublin 2012. People turn to social media to express their emotions surrounding major life events. Death of a loved one is one scenario in which people share their feelings in the semi-public space of social networking sites. In this paper, we present the results of a two-part investigation of grief and distress in the context of messages posted to the profiles of deceased MySpace users. We present coding system for identifying emotion distressed content, followed by a detailed analysis of language use that lays a foundation for natural language processing (NLP) tasks, such as automatic detection of bereavement-related distress. Our findings suggest that in addition to words bearing positive or... Show More
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