Roles for the boys? Mining cast lists for gender and role distributions over time
Will Radford, Matthias Gallé
Film and television play an important role in popular cul-
ture. However studies that require watching and annotating
video are time-consuming and expensive to run at scale. We
explore information mined from media database cast lists
to explore the evolution of dierent roles over time. We fo-
cus on the gender distribution of those roles and how this
changes over time. Finally, we compare real-life census gen-
der distributions to our web-mediated onscreen gender data.
We propose these methodologies are a useful adjunct to tra-
ditional analysis that allow researchers to explore the rela-
tionship between online and onscreen gender depictions.
24th International World Wide Web Conference, Florence, Italy, 18-22 May, 2015.
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