Understanding Dutch public sentiment during the COVID-19 outbreak period by analyzing real-time...
Analyzes social media messages for polarity and stance towards governmental COVID-19 measures
PuReGoMe is a research project of Utrecht University and the Netherlands eScience Center. We analyze Dutch social media messages to assess the opinion of the public towards the COVID-19 pandemic mesasures taken by the Dutch government.
The software uses three data sources for social media analysis. Our main data source are Dutch tweets from Twitter. We use Dutch posts from Reddit and comments from Nu.nl as sources of verfication of the results obtained by the tweet analysis.
PuReGoMe performs analysis on three different levels: by counting messages, by determining their polarity (sentiment) and by determining their stance with respect to anti-pandemic government measures.