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Thematic "competition" of political programs

  • Ivan Yamshchikov (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal)

Abstract

We discuss a novel method for an empirical analysis of political programs. Applying a set of binary text classifiers based on convolutional neural networks, we label statements in the political programs of the parties in Germany and USA. We discuss a long-term evolution that could be seen in the programs of major political parties and try to interpret the trends and relative positions of parties.

Antje Vandenberg

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany Contact via Mail

Eckehard Olbrich

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany

Sven Banisch

Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig), Germany