"Read My Lips": Using Automatic Text Analysis to Classify Politicians by Party and Ideology

3 Sep 2018 Eitan Sapiro-Gheiler

The increasing digitization of political speech has opened the door to studying a new dimension of political behavior using text analysis. This work investigates the value of word-level statistical data from the US Congressional Record--which contains the full text of all speeches made in the US Congress--for studying the ideological positions and behavior of senators... (read more)

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