Research Blog

The digital daily lives of pre-school student teachers

Fredrik Hanell, Senior Lecturer, Linnaeus University Information Institute

May 1, 2019

The transformative force of digitalisation can be said to affect all parts of society as the ways we communicate and use information are increasingly being mediated by a wide range of digital tools. This notion is certainly true for educational settings, but at the same time, the discourses surrounding use of digital tools for learning Read on! →

Mitigating human-lion conflicts—an ICT approach

Konstantin Aal, research assistant and PhD Candidate, University of Siegen

January 29, 2019

Some 1,200 lions still live in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, up to 70 of them along the northern border of the UNESCO’s 1,000th World Heritage Site. But lions keep being shot and sometimes also poisoned in this area. In most cases, the underlying reason is that lions attack people’s livestock. In the last one-and-a-half Read on! →

Can we generalize from one social media platform to another?

Galen Panger, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

March 19, 2018

One of the things my dissertation, Emotion in Social Media, highlights is the importance of the comparative perspective in social media research. I looked at three big questions in the field, proposing the same hypotheses for both Facebook and Twitter — but ended up drawing some conclusions that were pretty divergent and unique to each Read on! →

Exploring serendipity: Information encounters and their practical legal impact

Yosef Solomon, Advocate and Doctoral Researcher, Department of Information Science, Bar-Ilan University

December 9, 2017

Law is a highly information intensive profession.1 To provide proficient legal services to their clients, lawyers must command the applicable law and judicial resolutions governing the issue in question, on a continuous basis. However, the basic step of finding a leading case involving an issue is in many cases actually difficult to attain.2 This is Read on! →

Exploring Fine-Grained Emotion Detection in Microblog Text

Jasy Liew Suet Yan, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Sciences, University of Science Malaysia.

October 24, 2017

Endowing computers with the ability to recognize emotions in text has important applications in the field of information science. Over a decade of research in sentiment analysis on Twitter, a popular microblogging site, has allowed large amounts of tweets (i.e., Twitter posts) to be harnessed to predict stock market trends1, measure the population’s level of Read on! →

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