Create datasets from a variety of web forums and analyze them.
4CAT: Capture and Analysis Toolkit is a tool that can be used to scrape incoming posts on various forums, image boards and web platforms (including Reddit, Instagram and Telegram) and then process them for further analysis.
It allows one to query a corpus of posts selectively by keyword, date range or other criteria, and then output the results for further analysis. The tool was inspired by the TCAT, a tool with comparable functionality that can be used to scrape and analyse Twitter data.
Currently, access to 4CAT is restricted. Researchers and students with a use case for it can request an account via the tool site.
Other projects using this tool
Winter School 2019 Cartoons Cartoon Politics: How Trump’s Tweets Generate Memes – a Cross Platform Analysiscovfefe! Visual Responses to President Trump’s Infamous Tweet on Reddit, Tumblr and...Winter School 2019 Normiefication Understanding Normiefication A Cross Platform Analysis of the QAnon Conspiracy Theory The results from this project are also uploaded on this webpage. Team Membe...