Simple political actor classification with "soft" dictionaries | Andy Halterman

Simple political actor classification with "soft" dictionaries

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As political scientists, we are often interested in identifying political actors in text. Thankfully, have a growing set of tools for doing so, including named entity recognition and dependency parses, custom event models, or hand-labeling of text. But once we’ve extracted political actors, we usually want to group them in some way or assign a label to them. For instance, we

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Andy Halterman
Andy Halterman
Assistant Professor, MSU Political Science

My research interests include natural language processing, text as data, and subnational armed conflict

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