Klik-suri sa Online Community ng mga Lesbiyana sa Facebook Gamit ang Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) at Natural Language Processing (NLP)
(Click-analysis of a Lesbian Online Community in Facebook Using the CDA and NLP)

Alona Jumaquio-Ardales, Nathaniel Oco, Rowell Madula


This study aims to describe the discourse on the online community of lesbians in the Philippines. The organization of Lesbian Community or LESCOM was chosen as subject of the study based on high number of ‘likes’ they received in Facebook. The texts were automatically gathered, filtered, shortlisted, and harvested from their Facebook page using the Natural Language Processing (NLP). The theoretical framework of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) was used in analysing the data in order to describe online discourses that reflect the identity and community of lesbians based in the Philippines. The result of analysis were the following: [1] the emotions projected by exclamatory mark displayed their identity; [2] some plural words served as their voice for being group-oriented; [3] frequent usage of personal names manifested their inclusive community; and [4] social consciousness was part of their organizational agenda.

Keywords: Lesbian, identity, Critical Discourse Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Facebook

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ISSN: 2012-0788