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Masters Defense

DATA-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONALITY PREDICTIVE LEXICA FROM SOCIAL MEDIA

 

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Monday, March 23, 2020, 01:00pm - 03:00pm

 

Speaker: Xiaoli He

Location : Remote

Committee

Gerard De Melo (Advisor), Manish Singh, Yongfeng Zhang

Event Type: Masters Defense

Abstract: Automatic personality prediction is getting more popular because it is convenient and reliable. Lexicon-based analysis has been successful in the fields of sentiment analysis and emotion. Many studies have used linear models for personality prediction, which suggests that we can also use lexical-based analysis for personality prediction. In the current study, we developed weighted word lexicons (words and scores) on each dimension of MBTI personality. The lex- icons are built based on eight MBTI datasets, different features (unigram, 1-2 grams, 1-2-3 grams) and weighitings (TF, TF-IDF, TF-logIDF), and different supervised learning models. Then we ran correlation analysis between our MBTI lexicons and other existing lexicons, such as Big-5, emotion, sentiment, age, gender. The correlation analysis shows interesting and rea- sonable correlation between different personality dimensions and other psychological traits, and it also provides evidence for the robustness of our lexicons.