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NIJ Innovations in Measuring Community Perceptions Challenge Winner: Albrecht & Smirnova

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $10,000)

This entry proposes to use a stratified sample of city-based comments from text-based discussion platforms (Reddit) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) as a proof of concept. The proposed approach would process city-level subreddits to generate measures of the five constructs. The innovative aspect of this submission is in the use of city-level subreddits and computational methods using several types of NLP analyses to reveal community perceptions of constructs.

Team members included Kat Albrecht and Inna Smirnova.

This entry won second prize in the category 2 overall competition.

Date Created: December 13, 2023