03d. Decoding Morality from Everyday Language

8:00 AM–9:15 AM Mar 2, 2018 (US - Eastern)

(HR) Regency VI



  • Morteza Dehghani, USC
  • Joe Hoover, USC
What people believe to be moral and immoral is often reflected in the language they use. While these beliefs vary, it is thought that there are core, latent moral constructs (e.g. Moral Foundations Theory). In the current research, we demonstrate that the structure of moral values in natural discourse can be modeled using distributed representations of morally relevant terms.