Using CLARIN-PL tools for public communication research – report on scepticism towards Covid-19 vaccination
We are pleased to present a report on skepticism towards Covid-19 vaccination prepared by a team from the University of Silesia consisting of dr Bernadetta Ciesek-Ślizowska, dr Beata Duda, dr Ewa Ficek, dr Joanna Przyklenk, dr Katarzyna Sujkowska-Sobisz and dr Wioletta Wilczek.
Our consortium supported the research team with training and assistance in the use of tools enabling the creation of a searchable corpus, especially with basic text processing and other elements integrated within Korpusomat – a tool for creating searchable morphosyntactically tagged corpora. This report shows the diversity of applications of our services in research.
The report gained the recognition of Professor Waldemar Czachur, who participated in its preparation from the substantive and methodological side. He believes that the report is a very successful attempt to combine the interests and cognitive abilities of contemporary linguistics with the expectations of the society, including decision makers in the field of politics and social communication. The analysis of discourses with the use of linguistic apparatus allows, as proved by linguists from the University of Silesia, to precisely grasp the thinking patterns of a certain social group concerning the vaccination against COVID-19. The aim of the analysis is, on the one hand, to understand, but not evaluate the way a certain social group thinks, and, on the other, to evaluate discourse as a set of interactions of various communicative practices, guided by respect for the Other and responsibility for the quality of bonds in the community.
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