I mean, after all, you have to consider we're only made out of dust. That's admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn't forget that. But even considering, I mean it's sort of a bad beginning, we're not doing too bad. So I personally have faith that even in this lousy situation we're faced with we can make it. You get me?Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, with a minor in Social Data Analytics from Penn State. I am interested in natural language processing and its application to the study of far-right parties and extremist politics. My disseration uses vector space models to explore semantic change in three cases: multi-lingual translation of far-right parties in Europe, the use of racist "dogwhistle" speech in internet comments; and media discourse surrounding immigration.
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