Computational Personality Analysis: Introduction, Practical Applications And Novel Directions by Yair NeumanComputational Personality Analysis: Introduction, Practical Applications And Novel Directions by Yair Neuman

Computational Personality Analysis: Introduction, Practical Applications And Novel Directions

byYair Neuman

Hardcover | September 6, 2016

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The emergence of intelligent technologies, sophisticated natural language processing methodologies and huge textual repositories, invites a new approach for the challenge of automatically identifying personality dimensions through the analysis of textual data. This short book aims to (1) introduce the challenge of computational personality analysis, (2) present a unique approach to personality analysis and (3) illustrate this approach through case studies and worked-out examples.

This book is of special relevance to psychologists, especially those interested in the new insights offered by new computational and data-intensive tools, and to computational social scientists interested in human personality and language processing.

Yair Neuman (b. 1968) is Full Professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brain Sciences Foundation, a co-director of the Behavioral Insights Research Lab at U. Toronto and affiliated with many other organizations. He received his BA in Psychology (Major) and Philosophy (Minor) and his PhD in Cogn...
Title:Computational Personality Analysis: Introduction, Practical Applications And Novel DirectionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Introduction: FromThePrincess Brideto computational personality.- Personality in a nutshell: Understanding who we are.- Computational personality analysis: When the machine meets the psychologist.- Distributional semantics and personality: How to find a perpetrator in a haystack.- Themes of personality: Profiling a political leader.- Going beyond words: How the Sisters of Mercy may identify psychopaths.- Hidden textual themes: Into Shakespeare's mind.- The complexity of personality: From Snowden to Superman.-  Attractors of personality: A murderer, a terrorist and some angry Jews.- Taking complexity a step forward: The reversibility of the pedophile's mind.- Discussion.- Appendix.- Author index.- Subject index.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a unique book connecting simple pragmatic, commonsense ideas with complex theories. It considers various models of personality with their strengths and weaknesses, describes novel computational approaches to personality analysis and interestingly applies it to various cases from the identification of terrorists to the analysis of political leaders." (Prof. Leonid Perlovsky, Editor, Physics of Life Reviews, Author of "Neural Networks and Intellect: using model-based concepts" (Oxford UP)) ?"This is truly a seminal volume in machine learning approaches to computational personality analytics. A most comprehensive and innovative description is provided of supervised analytics of personality, with many contemporary applications." (Prof. Fionn Murtagh, Editor, The Computer Journal, C, Author of "Multivariate Data Analysis" ?(Springer)) "Professor's Neuman book about computational personality analysis introduces the reader to a leading-edge field with many practical applications and opens new perspectives in psychology in the age of algorithms and big data. The author explains in plain and simple language the state of the art in personality theory, text analysis and machine learning. Beyond its pedagogical value, the text presents also original concepts and methodologies emerging from both encyclopedic knowledge and hands-on experience. Combining scientific and mathematical rigor with a deep humanistic understanding of the complexity of the human soul, Prof. Neuman does not avoid the profound epistemological and ethical problems facing the new discipline." (Prof. Pierre Lévy, Author of "Collective Intelligence" (Harper Collins) Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada)