Predicting Brexit: Classifying Agreement is Better than Sentiment and Pollsters

WS 2016 Fabio CelliEvgeny StepanovMassimo PoesioGiuseppe Riccardi

On June 23rd 2016, UK held the referendum which ratified the exit from the EU. While most of the traditional pollsters failed to forecast the final vote, there were online systems that hit the result with high accuracy using opinion mining techniques and big data... (read more)

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