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Classification of Autobiographical Text

CAT is the first project using data collected from hyperstream.

Autobiographical text is defined as such in this project:

  1. The text discloses emotions or inner thoughts.
  2. The emotions or thoughts are not projected onto their source/target. For example, "Fred made me sad" is autobiographical while "Fred is mean" is not.
  3. As implied by (2), emotions or thoughts are presented in the first person. They belong to the author or a group the author is a part of ("Me" or "Us").

Contents allows collation and queries to the data collected from hyperstream1, providing a light and convenient pipeline for dealing with large amounts of data in flat files (either tsv or csv.gz formats). samples five thousand english tweets geotagged with known-US locations, doing so randomly within-day but weighting how many tweets from each day based on the total number of tweets collected. is used to build and test the models for classifying text.

Project Overview

CAT is currently in progress. Below is an overview of the next steps:

  1. Complete usa_directory in DONE
  2. Complete random_sample in DONE
  3. Collect a random sample of 5,000 USA-geotagged english tweets for rating. Rate them, and generate the relevant classifiers. Use cross-validation with 20% of the data (1,000 tweets). Save trained models as pickles in this repo: READY TO CLASSIFY WHEN HUMAN ENCODING IS COMPLETE.
  4. Augment random_sample to accept exclusion criteria (minimum: tweet IDs): DONE
  5. Use random_sample to collect 1,000 tweets from other topic streams of interest. Rate them and compare classifier accuracy at different confidence quantiles (find correlation between classifier confidence and accuracy).
  6. Assuming that the correlation between classifier confidence and accuracy is high and that CAT is a useful diagnostic, the project will be considered a success and will be considered complete. Improvements to the accuracy and generalizability of classifier will be considered as needed.
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