Prediction and semantic trained scales: Examining the relationship between semantic responses to depression and worry and the corresponding rating scales

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This chapter focuses on using the semantic representations, consisting of a number of semantic dimensions, in multiple linear regressions to predict a numerical outcome variable. We examine whether there is a statistically significant relationship between texts and numerical values. Hence, we ask the question to what extent it is possible to predict numerical (or categorical) data from text data?.


External organisations
  • Linköping University
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Region Blekinge
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStatistical Semantics
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030372507
ISBN (Print)9783030372491
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch