Parsing Parliament: Parliament’s proceedings as speech, text and data

Digital Research Seminar Series – Talk #8
Geoff Ford (PhD candidate, Political Science)

In this seminar Geoff discusses construction of a corpus of New Zealand Parliamentary Debates and what can be learned from the corpus about Parliament’s proceedings and how political parties are using Parliament. He will discuss and illustrate a range of ways of approaching analysis of the text of parliamentary speeches (including basic programmatic parsing, techniques from corpus linguistics, and topic modelling) and some of the associated problems. Read more…

  • Date: Monday 5 October 2015, 11am-12.30pm
  • Location: Room 151, Psycology/Sociology building, Ilam Campus