One Belt, One Road, One Sentiment?
One Belt, One Road, One Sentiment? is a project in collaboration with Prof Andrea Nanetti, from NTU ADM, which aims to visualize the sentiment of the world towards President Xi's One Belt One Road initiative. Such an initiative is a $4-trillion development strategy and framework that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among 60 countries primarily between China and the rest of Eurasia and consists of two main components: the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and ocean-going Maritime Silk Road.
One Belt, One Road, One Sentiment? aims to collect and analyze the reactions of the different countries involved in President Xi's initiative in real-time. Many economies, in fact, are affected by the initiative, which has been welcomed by some countries but contrasted by some others, e.g., the supporters of trading arrangements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The project employs SenticNet technologies to collect and analyze news and social media in many different languages from across the globe and, hence, visualize the real-time sentiment of the world towards the One Belt One Road initiative in real-time in a 3D dome.