SSP Forum: Amir Goldberg on Culture and Linguistic Analysis
Symbolic Systems Forum
What Can We Learn about Culture From Linguistic Analysis?
Graduate School of Business
Monday, May 4, 2020
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Meeting ID: 921 4675 5757
What is culture and how can we measure it? This has been one of the most vexing problems in the social sciences. The advent of Natural Language Processing enables us to study culture at scale, over time, like never before. I will provide a few examples, based on research conducted at the Computational Culture Lab, of how recent NLP methods, from simple frequency counts to word embeddings and bidirectional transformers, help us open the blackbox of culture. We will focus mostly on organizational culture, addressing processes such as individual cultural fit, the advantages and downsides of cultural diversity and the cultural antecedents of innovation.