We investigate some aspects of the history of antisemitism in France, one of the cradles of modern antisemitism, using diachronic word embeddings. We constructed a large corpus of French books and periodicals issues that contain a keyword related to Jews and performed a diachronic word embedding over the 1789-1914 period. We studied the changes over time in the semantic spaces of 4 target words and performed embedding projections over 6 streams of antisemitic discourse. This allowed us to track the evolution of antisemitic bias in the religious, economic, socio-politic, racial, ethic and conspiratorial domains. Projections show a trend of growing antisemitism, especially in the years starting in the mid-80s and culminating in the Dreyfus affair. Our analysis also allows us to highlight the peculiar adverse bias towards Judaism in the broader context of other religions.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Titolo:||Tracing Antisemitic Language Through Diachronic Embedding Projections: France 1789-1914|
|Titolo del libro:||Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.18653/v1/W19-4715|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Articolo in Atti di convegno|