Program  – COMPTEXT 2022

Panel Name


Paper TItle

Panel 1A – Classification and Explanation

Verena Kunz

Justifying defection? Analysing voting explanations in the European Parliament


Jens Woelke

Using automatic text classification for the research on media regulation


Miklos Sebok

Solving Multi-class Classification for Low Resource Languages with Large Language Models


Alona Dolinsky; Martijn Schoonvelde

Multilingualism in Computational Text Analysis Methods—Evidence From A Pre-Registered Survey Experiment.


Panel 1B – Social Media and Rhetoric

Michael Yeomans

Conversational Receptiveness


Shota Gelovani

Methodologic and Theoretical Approaches to Studying Citizen-Produced Political Text


Allison Koh

State-Aligned Misogynistic Disinformation Detection in the Transnational Twittersphere


Nicolò Pennucci

The rise of counter – populist social movements on social media? The social media strategy of the Sardine


Panel 1C – Gender and Parliamentary Speech

Albina Latifi

Analysing Gender-Specific Participation in Parliamentary Debates of the German Bundestag with Structural Topic Modelling


Bruno Castanho Silva

Gendered Communication and Women’s Political Careers in 21 Democracies


Lanabi la Lova

Gendering parliamentary interactions: interrogative style and legislative oversight


Péter Gelányi

Identifying the relation between parliamentary speeches and coalition building in Hungary with text mining


Panel 1D – New Directions in Machine Learning

Michal Ovadek

Judicial Bargaining at the CJEU: How Much Influence do Non-Rapporteur Judges Have on the Text of Judgments?


Eleftherios Koutsoumaris

Graphs Based Topic Modelling for Social Theory: LDA Models and Beyond


Lewin Schmitt

Using supervised machine learning to measure parliamentary polarization


Marina Schenkel

You will govern in hell, you feminist garbage: Examining incivility and political bots on Twitter targeting women in Brazilian local elections


Panel 2A – Discourse and Frames

Tobias Widmann

Multilingual Text Analysis Tools for the Measurement of Moralizing Rhetoric in Political Discourse


Maël Kubli

Policy Frames and How to Find Them


Maya Higgins

Politicizing the Holocaust: A Comparative Analysis of Israeli and German Speeches


Christian Pipal

They all sound the same?! Rhetoric Change and Evolution in Parliamentary Speeches


Panel 2B – Identifying Topics without Topic Models

Natalia Umansky

Securitization and social media: Who can speak security?


James Cross

Campaigning by Tweet: Evidence from Ireland


Hubert Plisiecki

Extracting general topics from large text corpora with word-embedding based saturation methods


Zach Warner

What They Say, or How They Say It? Content and Affect in Election Observation Reports


Panel 2C – Machine Learning for Various Types of Political Text

Yuki Mikiya

An Exploratory Text Analysis for the Ideologies of the Chinese Communist Party


Moritz Laurer

Classification without Annotation – Making Supervised Machine Learning Affordable with NLI-BERT


Gloria Gennaro

Televised Debates and Emotionality in Politics: Evidence from C-SPAN


Ruben Bach

From Big Data to social science variables: Strategies for extracting information from digital behavioral data


Panel 2D – Emotions and Appeals

Magdalena Breyer

Norm changing events and the dynamics of political competition: the case of #metoo


Constantine Boussalis

Emotional expression in image-based self-presentation by elected officials


Maarja Lühiste

That’s not one of my interests: Politicians’ non-professional backgrounds, life-style choices, and issue focus


Jihed Ncib

Personal Determinants of Geographic Representation in the Irish Dáil: A Quantitative Text Analysis


Panel 3A – Scaling, Stances, and Signalling

Mariken van der Velden

A Stance Detection Pipeline for Multilingual Political Text


Kenneth Benoit

A Better Wordscores: Scaling Text with the Class Affinity Model


Sascha Göbel

Does Communication Signal Voter Preferences and Participation?


Akos Mate

European Central Bank communication during crises: ditching the boilerplate?


Panel 3B – Competition Within and Between Parties

Thomas Schober

A novel approach to generate issue-specific political party positions based on election manifestos


Markus Kollberg

Challenging the Establishment from Within – Understanding Challenger Party Strategies in Parliament


Zachary Greene

Devolved Disagreements and Electoral Success: How intra-party disagreements over regional issues influence parties’ election success


Alona Dolinsky

Dictionary of Group Appeals—Construction and Validation.


Panel 3C – Social Media and Public Discourse

Paul Drecker

Who participates? Participants of climate politics debate and their political profile on Twitter


Rocco Paolillo

Tweet-Narratives in times of Covid Economic Uncertainty: a Comparison of Economic Actors in Germany and Italy


Davide Romelli

Monetary policy and financial markets: evidence from Twitter traffic


Soyeon Jin

My Post is on The News! The Reciprocal Relationship among Public Discourse, Media Agenda-Setting, and Public disputes


Panel 3D – Targeted Rhetoric in Parliamentary Debates

Felix Hagemeister

Is Populism Contagious? Evidence from Parliamentary Speeches in Germany


Christine Sylvester

Mr BERT Goes to Parliament: A Supervised Approach to Classifying Parliamentary Speech in Europe


Sven-Oliver Proksch

Responsiveness to Local Shocks: Evidence from a Multilingual Analysis of Legislative Speeches


David Yen-Chieh Liao

Electoral Reform and Pork Barrel in Parliamentary Questions


Panel 4A – Concepts and Stereotypes

Sean-Kelly Palicki

Introducing a Computer-Assisted Approach to Discover Inclusive Ethnicity Keywords


Maximilian Kupi

The Mythification of a Concept: Agile in the German Public Sector


Dustin S. Stoltz

What Kind of Work is Prestigious? Measuring the Embodiment of Occupational Status


Ronja Sczepanski

Who’s afraid of the unemployed? – The use of social group stereotypes in party competition


Panel 4B – Issue Emphasis on Social Media

Jacob R Turner

Tweeting Locally: Social Media and Issue Ownership in Brazilian Municipal Elections


Akira Sano

A Study on Russian Citizens’ Attitudes toward the Northern Territories Issue Using Text Mining ~ An Exploratory Analysis of Russian Comments on Video Posting Websites


Philipp Darius

What characteristics affect political speech in parliament and on social media? Analyzing German MPs language with regards to ‘migration’ in parliament and on Facebook from 2013-2017


Arjumand Younus

Analyzing Twitter Activism to Measure Integration in Irish Society


Panel 4C – Analysing and Predicting News Content

Michal Parizek

Mapping the Global Flows of Political Information: Data, Methods, and First Insights


Tom Paskhalis

Record Linkage with Text: Merging Data Sets When Information is Limited


Katharina Tittel

The role of online audience engagement in (re)producing racialised news reporting about immigration: comparative evidence from Germany, France, and the UK


Krzysztof Rybinski

A new machine learning model of news content prediction


Panel 4D – Strategic Communication

Louise Luxton

Investigating the use of gendered issue and trait stereotypes in news coverage of European feminist parties and their candidates


Lennart Schürmann

It’s all about location! Why MPs in the German multilevel system have responded to the Querdenker protests


Alberto de Leon

Referendum as mobilization shocks. Party leaders’ and voters over decentralization issue.


Miceal Canavan

Parties, Platforms and Political Strategy: Analysing Variation in Usage of Identity Rhetoric in Northern Ireland


Panel 5A – Policy and International Institutions

Aleksandra Khokhlova

Authority Expansion of the EU under Conditions of Contested Policy Integration


Camilo Cristancho

Dynamics of policy narratives: A computational linguistics approach


Allyson Benton

Mind the Gap! Policy Dissonance and Financial Markets


Mark Manger

Principals or Pathologies: Organizational Behaviour in World Bank Lending


Panel 5B – Setting the Agenda

Felicia Loecherbach

Actor diversity across different news types


Dror Markus

From Story to Storm: Combining Community Detection and Topic Classification to identify Media Storms and Hype


Zilin Lin

Genre cues in a continuum: A multi-dimensional framework for organizing news text


Lanabi la Lova

How Russia sets its news agenda at home


Panel 5C – Political Speech Around The World

Yani Kartalis

Validating automated politicisation measures using multilingual corpora from two distinct communication arenas.


Martin Mölder

A place where to talk or where to be silent? Parliamentary speech and media attention in Estonia, 2011-2019


Yael Rivka Kaplan

Who We Are and How We Vote: A Metanarrative Analysis and the United Nations General Assembly


David Yen-Chieh Liao

Factionalism and the Red Guards under Mao’s China: Ideal Point Estimation Using Text Data


Panel 5D – Sentiment Analysis

Orsolya Ring

A big data analysis of International Organizations legitimation in the media in post-socialist countries.


Hamza Bennani

Disagreement inside the FOMC: New Insights from Tone Analysis


Sonja Häffner

Introducing a Novel Approach to Analysing Sentiments for Conflict Dynamics


Chendi Wang

Mass Sentiment towards the EU during COVID: A Longitudinal Analysis of Social Media Data


Panel 6A – Legislators’ Strategic Rhetoric

Jana Bernhard

Whose Words Are These? Measuring Media Bias and its Effects Using Semantic Spaces


Noam Himmelrath

Why take the floor? A re-examination of migrant legislators’ motivation to participate in parliamentary debates.


Christoph Leonhardt

Deep Learning for Detecting Racism in Parliamentary Speeches


Jihed Ncib

Legislators’ Private Interests and Political Rhetoric


Panel 6B – Detecting and Interpreting Topics

Jan Schwalbach

Speaking of ‘Membership’… The Politicization of EU Accession Processes and Negotiations in the Turkish Parliament


Evgenija Kroeker

Talking the talk, walking the walk? Explaining variation in UN peace operation authorization speed using text as data


Michele Scotto di Vettimo

The politics of central banking: Using text as data to analyse technocratic responsiveness


Christian Oswald

The revolution will not be typewritten: Comparing topics among the three generations of the Red Army Faction


Panel 6C – Emotions Across Languages

Erik de Vries

Newspaper favorites: A longitudinal assessment of political parallelism in four countries


Lena Masch

Talk Politics to Me: How Participating in Political Discussions Affects Feelings of Connectedness and Cohesion


Maurits van der Veen

Translation for the rest of us: Usable word-level translation for automated text analysis


Huyen Nguyen

Public Perception of Ethical AI in Court: A Vignette Experiment with Chat Intervention


Panel 6D – Gender, Conflict, and Attitudes

Soon Yung Low

Wanita in Parliaments: The attitude of Malaysian MPs towards women


Karolina Zaczynska

Analysing the dynamics of conflict in the UN Security Council using inference anchoring theory and rhetorical structure theory


Patrick Leslie

Deliberative Justice: Gender, Oral Argument and Coalition Building in the High Court of Australia


Mariken van der Velden

Is Mathilda playing it safe? Gender in Computational Social Sciences


Panel 7A – How to Solve Classification Problems

Jeffrey Ziegler

How Much Influence Do Opinion Writers Have on Per Curiam Courts? Uncovering Author Drift in Written Decisions


Lisa Argyle

Out of One, Many: Using Language Models to Simulate Human Samples


Johannes Zahner

Whatever it Takes to Understand a Central Banker


Lucas Pohling; Steffen Kolb

Automated Content Analysis with Natural Language Processing – A Text Classification with BERT


Panel 7B – Power, Persistence, and Psychology

Jiaqi Zheng

Temporary versus persistent influence in crisis communication: Analyzing Twitter communication during the early stages of COVID-19 in Japan.


Christian Arnold

The Politics of the Psychological Distance


Laura Gatto

Dressed for success: business interest groups success in the post-financial crisis period.


Nicolai Berk

How Powerful are News Editors? Migration, Crime and the Heterogenous Impact of News Content on Public Opinion


Panel 7C – Political Rhetoric

Johan Elkink

A Political Esperanto, or False Friends? Left and Right in Different Political Contexts


Olga Litvyak

Automating annotation of frames: Adopting the Media Frames Corpus for the study of the election campaigns in Germany and Switzerland (2009-2015)


Tom Nicholls

Deep learning models for multilingual supervised political text classification


Frederik Hjorth

Losing Touch: The Rhetorical Cost of Governing


Panel 7D – Narratives and Multilingual Analysis

Viktoriia Naboka

Construction and Analysis of Uncertainty Indices based on Multilingual Text Representations


Hauke Licht

Going cross-lingual: A guide to multilingual quantitative text analysis


Musashi Jacobs-Harukawa

Linking Economic Ideas and Narratives between Corpora


Yuting Chen

Manias panics and crashes: a history of the influence of narratives on financial markets