The Computational Communication Science Lab (CCL) is an interdisciplinary research network at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna headed by Annie Waldherr and Hajo Boomgaarden. We aim to advance our understanding of various antecedents, processes, and consequences of mediated/unmediated communication behaviors on human attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors using computational approaches in a social science framework. In particular, we seek to advance various fields of communication science such as journalism and political communication through the use of computerized tools and algorithms for collecting, processing, analyzing, and visualizing large-scaled, complex data.

The goal of CCL is to facilitate the development and application of computational methods through excellence in empirical research and advancement of novel theoretical and methodological perspectives. The research focus of our group includes areas such as (but are not limited to) computer-assisted content analysis, semi/fully automated textual data processing, topic modeling, information visualization, inferential network analysis, and computational modeling of communication behaviors.

APA-UNIVIE Data Project: Members of the University of Vienna now have the possibility to obtain data for scientific use from the media archive of the Austria Press Agency (APA), directly via an Application Programming Interface (API). CCL acts as an intermediary contact point between members of the University of Vienna and the APA. Get in touch if you have any questions on the API and check out our dedicated webpage with information of the application procedure.




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The Journal of Refugee Studies has published a paper by Tobias Heidenreich, Fabienne Lind, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, and Hajo G. Boomgaarden!


Journal of Information Technology and Politics has published a paper by Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Petro Tolochko, Pablo Jost, Tobias Heidenreich, and Hajo...


The Department of Communication of the University of Vienna announces a vacant pre-doc position within the field of systematic/computer-assisted...


Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies has published a paper by Tobias Heidenreich, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Fabienne Lind and Hajo G. Boomgaarden!


International Journal of Communication has published a paper by Fabienne Lind, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Tobias Heidenreich and Hajo G. Boomgaarden!


Mass Communication and Society has published a paper by Hyunjin Song, Homero Gil de Zúñiga and Hajo G. Boomgaarden!

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