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Distant Reading of Religious Online Communities: A Case Study for Three Religious Forums on Reddit

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Schmidt, Thomas ; Kaindl, Florian ; Wolff, Christian
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We present results of a project examining the application of computational text analysis and distant reading in the context of comparative religious studies, sociology, and online communication. As a source for our corpus, we use the popular platform Reddit and three of the largest religious subreddits: the subreddit Christianity, Islam and Occult. We have acquired all posts along with metadata ...


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