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Reactions on Twitter to the Pope's First Tweet as Seen through Semantic Technology

13. December 2012

MARKET WIRE: The themes of poverty, children and homosexuality are unseated by the topics of Jesus, faith and prayer after the Pope's first official tweet

MODENA, ITALY--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2012) - Expert System, the semantic technology company, conducted a semantic analysis to understand the reaction of Twitter users after the activation of @pontifex, and the response to the first tweets by Pope Benedict XVI on December 12.

Using the Cogito semantic software, Expert System analyzed a sample of more than 20,000 tweets to the Pope's Twitter accounts and hashtags related to #askpontifex. The tweets were classified in the predominant categories of religion; art, culture and entertainment; economy and finance; and crime. Among the most relevant topics were people (Pope, Jesus and God), places (Vatican, Africa, Rome and Italy), verbs (do, can, tell, know, must, pay) and nouns (church, gold, question, child, Christmas, truth and Sunday).

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