Privacy dictionary: a linguistic taxonomy of privacy for content analysis

Alastair J Gill, Asimina Vasalou, Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Adam Joinson

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Abstract

Privacy is frequently a key concern relating to technology and central to HCI research, yet it is notoriously difficult to study in a naturalistic way. In this paper we describe and evaluate a dictionary of privacy designed for content analysis, derived using prototype theory and informed by traditional theoretical approaches to privacy. We evaluate our dictionary categories alongside privacy-related categories from an existing content analysis tool, LIWC, using verbal discussions of privacy issues from a variety of technology and non-technology contexts. We find that our privacy dictionary is better able to distinguish between privacy and non-privacy language, and is less context-dependent than LIWC. However, the more general LIWC categories are able to describe a greater amount of variation in our data. We discuss possible improvements to the privacy dictionary and note future work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Place of PublicationNew York, U. S. A.
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages3227-3236
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781450302289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery

Conference

Conference29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2011, May 7, 2011 - May 12, 2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period1/01/11 → …

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    Gill, A. J., Vasalou, A., Papoutsi, C., & Joinson, A. (2011). Privacy dictionary: a linguistic taxonomy of privacy for content analysis. In CHI 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 3227-3236). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979421, https://doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979421