Intensity Maps of Turkey 2014 Local Elections

I am writing this post as of April 22nd, after 23 days of 2014 local elections in Turkey. YSK, AA, CIHAN, AKP, MHP, neither made the ballot box data available to the public yet. Sandik Buglari (i.e. Ballot box bugs, in Turkish) shared it on their Facebook page. Here is the link to data in spreadsheet. […]

Coloring & Mapping Ballot Boxes in Ankara

[EDIT]: To overcome the overlapping boxes problem discussed below, I merged the boxes in the same building and created another map. Result after merge is available here and here (click on a marker to get details at that location):  (go to the bottom of the page to see the per ballot box results, i.e. before merge) I just created […]

What is your favorite citation manager?

Mine is Zotero. And I am using Papership app on my ios devices. Papership integrates very well into Zotero and lets you access, read and annotate your citation and files on Zotero. If you use Papership also on your mac, which has recently become available, annotated files in your library synch are seamlessly updated on […]

Turkish Newspapers’ Circulation vs Twitter Follower Counts

Colored bars indicate the ratio of circulation to Twitter follower counts.   red bars = circulation / follower_counts   blue bars = follower_counts / circulation     Initial Observations: Two newspapers lost most customers, Posta & Sozcu are tabloid populist newspapers… Liberal, Islamic, Conservative and Central right newspapers have higher circulation rate than followers on Twitter Newspapers with social liberal, […]

Detecting Political Leanings & Propagandists on Twitter

Detecting Political tweets based on hashtags: (single iteration proposed by Conover et al. can it be improved by multiple iterations?) start by labeling one popular/predictive hashtag from each camp. label new hashtags if they co-occur with already labeled hashtags above a threshold rate (not necessarily to be in the same camp) manually remove the false […]

Resources for Turkish NLP Resources

Interestingly, I and both of the resource aggregators are from the same high school, i.e. Izmir Fen Lisesi Amac’s Blog  Deniz’s Blog Will maintain my own list upon these. I forked (copy-pasted) and combined their lists below. My Blog : Arzucan Ozgur (used to be my TA) (Turkish polarity seed words list will be expanded in two-three […]