publication . Article . 2021

Sentiment analysis of nuclear energy-related articles and their comments on a portal site in Rep. of Korea in 2010–2019

So Yun Jeong; Jae Wook Kim; Young Seo Kim; Han Young Joo; Joo Hyun Moon;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2021 Journal: Nuclear Engineering and Technology (issn: 1738-5733, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
This paper reviewed the temporal changes in the public opinions on nuclear energy in Korea with a big data analysis of nuclear energy-related articles and their comments posted on the portal site NAVER. All articles that included at least one of “nuclear energy,” “nuclear power plant (NPP),” “nuclear power phase-out,” or “anti-nuclear” in their titles or main text were extracted from those posted on NAVER in January 2010–December 2019. First, we performed annual word frequency analysis to identify what words had appeared most frequently in the articles. For that period, the most frequent words were “NPP,” “nuclear energy,” and “energy.” In addition, “safety” has...
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free text keywords: Nuclear Energy and Engineering, Articles and comments, Nuclear energy, Big data analysis, Public opinion, Political science, Information retrieval, Sentiment analysis, lcsh:Nuclear engineering. Atomic power, lcsh:TK9001-9401
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