Published July 3, 2021 | Version v1
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reddit Dataset


The WE1S reddit dataset contains 1,034,174 Reddit comments containing the terms "humanities", "liberal arts", or "the arts", downloaded by Raymond Steding using Initially, comments posted between 2006 and 2018 were collected. Comments from 2019 were later added.

This data has been processed using the WhatEvery1Says preprocessor, and, in addition to metadata downloaded from Reddit, sentiment scores generated with Textblob have been recorded.

A description of the process at an early stage in the production of this dataset can be found in Steding's blog post "A Digital Humanities Study of Reddit Student Discourse about the Humanities".

(See WE1S Research Materials Overview for the relation between the project's "datasets" and "collections.")


The data has been archived in jsonl format (each json document is delimited by a line break).


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