Vox Populi Annotation: Measuring Intensity of Ideological Perspectives by Aggregating Group Judgments
journal contributionposted on 2004-03-01, 00:00 authored by Wei-Hao Lin, Alexander Hauptmann
Polarizing discussions about political and social issues are common in mass media. Annotations on the degree to which a sentence expresses an ideological perspective can be valuable for evaluating computer programs that can automatically identify strongly biased sentences, but such annotations remain scarce. We annotated the intensity of ideological perspectives expressed in 250 sentences by aggregating judgments from 18 annotators. We proposed methods of determining the number of annotators and assessing reliability, and showed the the sentence-level annotations on ideological perspectives were reliable across different annotator groups.