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SIFT – A language technology toolkit to assess the print media coverage of new forms of governance


Wüest, Bruno; Amsler, Michael; Schneider, Gerold (2017). SIFT – A language technology toolkit to assess the print media coverage of new forms of governance. Working paper series / NCCR-Democracy 95, University of Zurich. NCCR-Democracy.

Abstract

For social scientists, it is increasingly important to explore large text collections without time-consuming human intervention. We are presenting a language technology tool kit that allows researchers of the NCCR Democracy Module 1 to extract information on various forms of governance from a comprehensive multilingual corpus. The tool kit called SIFT allows searching for governance entities and measuring their salience, tonality, issue context and media frames. In substantial terms, our tool pipeline enables scholars of governance to extend their research focus to the previously neglected area of the public communication of democratic legitimacy and accountability of various forms of governance.

Abstract

For social scientists, it is increasingly important to explore large text collections without time-consuming human intervention. We are presenting a language technology tool kit that allows researchers of the NCCR Democracy Module 1 to extract information on various forms of governance from a comprehensive multilingual corpus. The tool kit called SIFT allows searching for governance entities and measuring their salience, tonality, issue context and media frames. In substantial terms, our tool pipeline enables scholars of governance to extend their research focus to the previously neglected area of the public communication of democratic legitimacy and accountability of various forms of governance.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:automated content analysis, governance, mass media, salience, issues, tonality, frames
Language:English
Date:November 2017
Deposited On:21 Dec 2017 11:09
Last Modified:21 Dec 2017 11:40
Series Name:Working paper series / NCCR-Democracy
Number of Pages:12
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.nccr-democracy.uzh.ch/publications/workingpaper/pdf/wp95.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.nccr-democrahttp://www.nccr-democracy.uzh.ch/publications/workingpaper/wp_95
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