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Validity

A lot of discussion around Matt Jockers’ Syuzhet package¬†(involving Annie Swafford, Ted Underwood, Andrew Piper, Scott Weingart and many others)¬†has focused on issues of validity — whether sentiment analysis is accurate enough for the task, whether the Fourier transform is an appropriate method for dimensionality reduction, whether the emotional trajectories themselves are valid measurements of anything at all (Scott has …