Project Description

Parliaments are an important forum for political decision making; studying their processes and output, from voting patterns to speech debates, but also biographical data, conflicts of interest and composition, can help us understand how they function and how they can better represent the will of the citizens. We have collected all parliamentary debate transcripts, from 1976 to present, and are now analyzing the text to detect temporal trends, identify major topics and cross that information with other variables, such as votes and biographies of the members of Parliament.

Team

Involved researchers
  • Paulo Almeida

Collaborations

Involved researchers
  • Manuel Pita, CICANT, Universidade Lusófona

Publications

In preparation

Funding

ONGOING

Starting Date: January, 2016
Ending Date: