Exploring Usability of Reddit in Data Science and Knowledge Processing

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Jan Sawicki
Maria Ganzha
Marcin Paprzycki
Amelia Badica


This contribution argues that Reddit, as a massive, categorized, open-access dataset, is a useful data source, on "almost any topic", which can be used for data science and knowledge exploration. This statement is backed-up with presented analysis, based on 180 manually annotated papers, related to Reddit itself, and data acquired from top databases of scientific papers. Finally, an open source tool is introduced, which provides easy access to Reddit resources, and exploratory data analysis of how Reddit covers selected topics. This is a prelude analysis to a broader exploration of Reddit's applicability.

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