Analysis of News Articles on Dating Abuse Using the Topic Modeling Technique

    Eunmi Ham ,Sanghee Jeong
    Keywords: Dating Abuse, Topic Modeling, News Article ,


    The objective of this study is to explore the keywords and also to examine their inherent intention within
    news articles on dating abuse according to political tendency by using the topic modeling technique.
    After selecting total 518 articles including 286 articles of conservative newspapers (Chosun Ilbo,
    Joongang Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo) and 232 articles of progressive newspapers (Hankyoreh Newspaper,
    Kyunghyang Shinmun) reported from January 1st 2016 to December 31st 2020, this study explored
    differences in topics using the topic modeling based on LDA (Latent Dirichlet Allocation). In the results of
    topic modeling analysis, the common topics of dating abuse between conservative newspapers and
    progressive newspapers were the improvement of social perception and strengthening the protection
    of victims. The topics of conservative newspapers were the perception of dating abuse, hate crime,
    and violation of a right to sexual self-determination while the topics of progressive newspapers were the
    spread of sexual image without consent, damage from cyber violence, and strong legislation, which
    showed differences in topics. This study implies some differences in the ideological orientation of
    newspapers about dating abuse.

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