1st Annual POLTEXT Conference 2018

– Budapest, May 9-11, 2018 

  • Organizing committee leader: Miklós Sebők
  • Members of the organizing committee: Zsolt Boda, Zsolt Ződi
  • The conference call is available here.
  • The conference program is available here.
  • Information on the sponsors of the conference is available here.
  • Photo album available here

PolText Incubator Workshop Program

Workshop on the Text Mining of Political and Legal Texts

May 10th-11th, 2018

Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary



Methods 1 (Room 11-12)

Chair: Oul Han

Discussant: Alexander Baturo

Max Boiten et al. Validating the Joint Sentiment Topic Model and the Reversed Joint Sentiment Topic Model on Political Text

Imre Kilián The Outline of a Text Mining Platform Based on Syntactic and Semantic Indexing

Sanja Hajdinjak Understanding Corruption Through Unsupervised Machine  Learning of the Media Content


Media 1 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Zoltán Fazekas

Discussant: Márton Gerő

Andreas Dür – Lisa Lechner Who wins and who loses from trade agreements? Stock market
reactions to news on TTIP and TPP

Mariken van der Velden Don’t You Like It? Using CrowdSourcing for Sentiment Analysis of Dutch and English Political Text



Methods 2 (Room 11-12)

Chair: Nicolas Merz

Discussant: Caroline Le Pennec

Zachary Greene – Maarja Lühiste Reporting on Diversity? Using Topic Models to Measure Media
Coverage of the Content of Parties’ Campaign Messages

István Boros et al. Text Network Analysis – A Bag of Words Model


Media 2 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Shaun Bevan

Discussant: Mariken van der Velden

Oul Han Weak Party Institutions and Partisan Arguments in a Polarized Young Democracy: The Case of South Korean Twitter

Gergely Morvay et al. Gender bias in Hungarian political discourse

Camilo Cristancho Emotional dynamics during the Catalan independence demonstrations and counter-demonstrations 2017



Legal 1 (Room 11-12)

Chair: Zsolt Ződi

Discussant: Kakia Chatsiou

Philipp Meyer Dissemination of legal information: Structure and Topics of Online Available Court Decisions

Veronika Vincze Linguistic Uncertainty in Legal Documents


Political 1 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Miklós Sebők

Discussant: Jonathan Lewis

David Hagmann When Experts Debate: Persuasion In The Field

Roy Gava et al. Legislating or Rubber-Stamping? The Impact of Parliament on Law-Making




Political 2 (Room 11-12)

Chair: Zsolt Boda

Discussant: Roy Gava

Caroline Le Pennec – Paul Vertier Ideological Convergence in Two-Round Elections: Evidence from Candidates’ Manifestos in French Legislative Elections

Nicolas Merz Party Policy Plagiarism: Do Parties Copy-Paste?

Theresa Gessler Taking Issue with Politics: Do New Parties Contribute to the Spread of Contention around Democratic Institutions?


Media 3 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Camilo Cristancho

Discussant: Verena Kunz

Valentin Gold Finding Compromise: The Antecedents of Debate Quality in the German Mediation Committee

Márton Gerő – Pál
Susánszky A Network Based Method of Frame Analysing of Political  Speeches



International 1 (Room 11-12)

Chair: Zoltán Fazekas

Discussant: Lisa Lechner

Alexander Baturo et al. Rivalry Articulation: US-Russian Diplomatic Statements in the United Nations General Debate

Kakia Chatsiou – Juan Telleira UNDP Human Development Reports Corpus: Lessons, Challenges, Opportunities


Discourse 1 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Zachary Greene

Discussant: Daniele Guariso

Kazuhiro Obayashi How Legislatures Discuss Violent Conflicts: The Case of Nigeria

István János Tóth – Zsanna Nyírő The Impact of Russia’s State-Run Propaganda Apparatus on the
Hungarian media (2010-2017)

Virág Ilyés et al. The Nation in American Political Discourse. An Attempt to Train an Automatic Metaphor Identifier.



International 2 (Room 11-12)

Chair: David Hagmann

Discussant: Kristin Makszin

Daniele Guariso Terrorist Attacks and Immigration Rhetoric: A Natural  Experiment on British MPs

Kristin Makszin Fallen from grace: Increased rating scrutiny over domestic politics in developed democracies since the financial crisis

Martin Mölder – Eiki Berg Using Topic Modelling for the Analysis of Foreign Policy Discourse: Looking into Russian-Western Relations


Discourse 2 (Room 13-14)

Chair: Valentin Gold

Discussant: Virág Ilyés

Verena Kunz Position Blurring as a Response to Competing Principals?Assessing Speech Clarity in the European Parliament

Adela Fofiu – Raluca Igreț An institutional vocabulary for sustainability. The computational approach

István Üveges – Veronika Vincze Are Hungarian General Terms and Conditons Easy to Comprehend? A Computational Linguistics Analysis