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Automatic thematic classification of election manifestos

Suzan Verberne, Eva D'hondt, Antal van den Bosch, Maarten Marx
2014 Information Processing & Management  
Labelling unseen election manifestos We built an automatic Lipschits classifier that can assign themes to unseen election manifestos.  ...  210 283 6.9 1998 244,697 31,162 826 218 296 8.3 Table 2 : 2 Results for the automatic classification of the 826 texts fragments from the 1998 election manifestos using different sets of training  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2014.02.006 fatcat:uzjqjfu3nfftxcvpfgmfa6bx6e

Joint Sentence-Document Model for Manifesto Text Analysis

Shivashankar Subramanian, Trevor Cohn, Timothy Baldwin, Julian Brooke
2017 Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop  
In this paper we propose a model for automatically predicting both types of analysis from manifestos, based on a joint sentence-document approach which performs both sentence-level thematic classification  ...  Election manifestos document the intentions, motives, and views of political parties.  ...  Introduction Election manifestos are a core artifact in political text analysis.  ... 
dblp:conf/acl-alta/SubramanianCBB17 fatcat:u2pssfyahbfofb524eqmhxkevu

Health by Words—A Content Analysis of Political Manifestos in the Portuguese Elections of 1975

Paulo Mourao
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The elections of 25 April 1975 had the highest participation to date in the Portuguese democratic experience.  ...  The competing forces organized electoral manifestos that covered a wide range of topics, with complex resources and analysis of the economic problems and the development of the Portuguese space.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The author declares no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18137119 fatcat:bv3c7isgtjefrgzug3ow5h46g4

Setting the Agenda or Responding to Voters? Political Parties, Voters and Issue Attention

Heike Klüver, Iñaki Sagarzazu
2015 West European Politics  
On the basis of a quantitative text analysis of more than 40,000 press releases published by German parties from 2000 until 2010, this article provides empirical support for the riding the wave theory.  ...  argues instead that parties respond to voters by highlighting policy issues that are salient in the minds of citizens.  ...  Disclosure Statement No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors. Supplemental Data The online appendix can be accessed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2015.1101295 Note 1.  ... 
doi:10.1080/01402382.2015.1101295 fatcat:chyf426wnfeu5dtaeiip72dhji

Introduction of the Election Cycle Model: The Case of the Czech Republic 2006–2007

Otto Eibl, Anna Matušková
2007 Central European Political Studies Review  
We are aware that the model was tailor-made for the 2006 Czech Elections but it still offers a very solid framework for further analysis of party behaviour.  ...  The aim of this paper is to analyze how political marketing was used and applied in the 2006 electoral campaign and how marketing influenced and changed party behaviour (even after the elections).  ...  This does not, however, automatically mean the party fails at the elections.  ... 
doaj:dbdc1d0b44344549bf3b8fa7205e0d50 fatcat:uqmaf6wo4rdjdlqhyumzo46jwy

The Dimensionality of the EU Policy Space

Paul Pennings
2002 European Union Politics  
The data used are two types of election manifestos: 1. national party manifestos issued for the explicit purpose of fighting the June 1999 European Parliament elections; 2. the European election manifestos  ...  elections and the Europarty manifestos).  ... 
doi:10.1177/1465116502003001004 fatcat:db5kgzwtp5d5vabbnfmygs4phy

Coalition Governments and Party Competition: Political Communication Strategies of Coalition Parties

Iñaki Sagarzazu, Heike Klüver
2015 Political Science Research and Methods  
While differentiation dominates at the beginning and the end of the legislative term in close proximity to elections, compromise dominates the middle of the term when coalition governments focus on enacting  ...  Coalition parties have to reconcile two competing logics: they need to demonstrate unity to govern together, but also have to emphasize their own profile to succeed in elections.  ...  Given that all three checks corrobated the classification results, we are confident that the topic model arrived at a reasonable classification of the text analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1017/psrm.2015.56 fatcat:4svzgnt6vncnhhxbpjmb5kcsqe

Policy Shaping Politics: Monetary Policy Deliberations in Congressional Hearings, 1976-2008

Andrew John Bailey, Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey
2009 Social Science Research Network  
speeches / comments) 510 815 670 398 Lexical Classes 5 5 5 5 Distribution of Classes (%) and Thematic Content 1 (14) Fiscal Policy 2 (16) Interaction of Fed with Presidency & Elections  ...  with thematic classification group indicated in brackets) (with χ 2 2 *** (15.9) February 07 @ Tags in red signify ones that are not dominant but may be of interest to evaluating the financial crisis  ...  * Defined as the share of retained ECUs that are classified into each theme (links with the percentage distribution classes in the last row of Tables 1 and 2).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1078114 fatcat:bfzzx7s7wfb5pcz673kof3r72q

Applying Topic Modelling to Party Discourse: An Exploration of the Italian Case in 2013–2019

Andre Pareschi
2020 puntOorg International Journal  
The four parties differ among themselves by the topics they focus on and by the quantity of topics they choose to include sizably in their streams of communication.  ...  ' ones, with the former having a slight edge in terms of diffusion.  ...  indexes on the occasion of the 2013 and 2018 general elections.  ... 
doi:10.19245/25.05.pij.5.2.4 fatcat:45jeivrrezeupmf24d7n3xaqjm

How to refuse a vote on the EU? The case against the referendum in the House of Commons (1974–2010)

Aude Bicquelet, Helen Addison
2016 Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology  
the same set of four argumentative strategies.  ...  Our results indicate that the range of claims made by MPs in the House of Commons against referendums on European matters has narrowed over time, although opposing arguments have continued to fall into  ...  To assist these tasks, we use two data analysis software packages: (a) Alceste for the quantification of manifest content via automatic descending classification, and (b) NVivo for identifying and manually  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11135-016-0374-6 fatcat:x5rt435n6ja2lbrhpausot3agm

Analysis of PSI Political Branding Behaviour in Twitter During Indonesia' Legislative Election 2019

Almira Kusumowardani Habsari
2020 Journal of Governance and Public Policy  
information "Analysis of PSI Political Branding Behaviour in Twitter during Indonesia' Legislative Election 2019" 3  ...  The political events, outcomes, and behaviors precipitated by the political opportunities created by these ICTs were neither uniform nor automatic.  ...  Was the party talking about their election promises, the content of their election manifesto, or issues of importance for them? 8.  ... 
doi:10.18196/jgpp.71117 fatcat:iev7ruu6bzch7fwlkzpqx7iz2i

Two Computational Models for Analyzing Political Attention in Social Media [article]

Libby Hemphill, Angela M. Schöpke-Gonzalez
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We describe two computational models that automatically distinguish topics in politicians' social media content.  ...  We demonstrate their utility and discuss the different analyses they afford by applying both models to the tweets posted by members of the 115th U.S. Congress.  ...  the legislative and election calendars.  ... 
arXiv:1909.08189v1 fatcat:3fuawj4fwve7dhl576cpmclv5m

Analyzing Digital Politics - Challenges and Experiments in a Dual Perspective

Géraldine Castel, Genoveva Vargas-Solar, Javier A. Espinosa-Oviedo
2020 Revue ouverte d'ingénierie des systèmes d'information  
Concerning thematic classification, in the case of our political tweets we used hashtags within the contents to classify the tweets by topic.  ...  A value of an attribute in a document in a dataset can have an author and it can be protected by an authorship license, some privacy level and it can belong to a thematic classification.  ...  The workflow activities consume computing, memory and storage resources at different scales depending on the volume of data and the complexity of the algorithms used.  ... 
doi:10.21494/iste.op.2020.0533 fatcat:tqvc5lcwbbbsjl5gstremdd75y

Sobre populismo y política. Hacia un populismo marrano

Alberto Moreiras
2017 Política Común  
paper summarizing the principal thematic axes of the research conducted, outlining its methodology and implementation, presenting a selection of the main findings up to this stage and raising questions  ...  In preparation for the international conference organized within the framework of POPULISMUS (Populism and Democracy, Thessaloniki, 26-28 June 2015), the POPULISMUS research team has drafted a background  ...  Then, with the use of an OCR program we are producing a plain text document for the articles of every day, automatically importing the articles into a corpus, which can be analyzed with the use of our  ... 
doi:10.3998/pc.12322227.0010.011 fatcat:ebnw5stn65aufenyhm2ykd45rm

Welcome to Gab Alt Right Discourses [article]

Nga Than, Maria Y. Rodriguez, Diane Yoong, Friederike Windel
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Using a publicly available dataset of all Gab posts from August 2016 until July 2019, the current paper explores a five percent random sample of this dataset to explore thematic content on the platform  ...  Gab is a social media platform for the so-called alt right, and much of the popular press has opined about the thematic content of discourses on Gab and platforms like it, but little research has examined  ...  Topic models are unsupervised machine learning models that automatically discover latent topics from text documents.  ... 
arXiv:2007.09685v1 fatcat:jzfjmhrpwnhutovuicqq5bog4e
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