The EU Referendum and the decision to leave or remain in the European Union impacts not only the British economy but also that of Europe. On June 23, 2016, British, Irish and Commonwealth citizens will answer this important question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”
The following report was developed using Expert System’s Cogito cognitive technology to analyze more than 55,000 tweets posted from June 7 to 15, 2016 in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Moreover, the project has involved a sample of 5.000 tweets collected from June 20 to June 21, with the aim to highlight any difference among trends and topics of the first period of the analysis and the days closer to the date of the EU referendum.
The project was a multinational effort between researchers in Expert System’s Modena (Italy), Madrid and Barcelona locations, and was developed in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, within the EU Marie Curie K-Drive project.