Complex Politics: A Quantitative Semantic and Topological Analysis of UK House of Commons Debates

13 Oct 2015Stefano GurciulloMichael SmalleganMaría PeredaFederico BattistonAlice PataniaSebastian PolednaDaniel HedblomBahattin Tolga OztanAlexander HerzogPeter JohnSlava Mikhaylov

This study is a first, exploratory attempt to use quantitative semantics techniques and topological analysis to analyze systemic patterns arising in a complex political system. In particular, we use a rich data set covering all speeches and debates in the UK House of Commons between 1975 and 2014... (read more)

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