LINGUIST List 32.1673

Thu May 13 2021

Software: Trust and Communication: a Coronavirus Online Visual Dashboard (TRAC:COVID)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 29-Apr-2021
From: Robert Lawson <robert.lawsonbcu.ac.uk>
Subject: Trust and Communication: a Coronavirus Online Visual Dashboard (TRAC:COVID)
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The Research and Development Unit (RDUES) at Birmingham City University is happy to announce the release of the Trust and Communication: a Coronavirus Online Visual Dashboard (TRAC:COVID), available at https://traccovid.com/. Funded by the AHRC as part of UKRI’s Covid-19 funding, the project investigates online conversation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic using aggregated data sampled from Twitter (so individual tweets are not shown), totalling 78 million tweets collected from the UK.

The dashboard combines Corpus Linguistic with data visualisations to allow the interpretation of a large number of tweets. Frequent patterns of word and hashtag use, word and hashtag combinations, change over time and the proliferation of web links can be viewed in the dashboard. More information about the project can be found here - https://www.bcu.ac.uk/english/research/english-linguistics/rdues/research-projects/trac-covid.

Please try the dashboard out, share the dashboard with your networks, and follow the official project Twitter account for updates - https://twitter.com/TracCovid.

Regards,

Rob Lawson (on behalf of the TRAC:COVID project team - Andrew Kehoe, Matt Gee, Mark McGlashan, Selina Schmidt, and Tatiana Tkacukova)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics


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