Detecting policy preferences and dynamics in the UN general debate with neural word embeddings

  title={Detecting policy preferences and dynamics in the UN general debate with neural word embeddings},
  author={Stefano Gurciullo and Slava Mikhaylov Jankin},
  journal={2017 International Conference on the Frontiers and Advances in Data Science (FADS)},
  • S. Gurciullo, Slava Mikhaylov Jankin
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science, Computer Science, Mathematics
  • 2017 International Conference on the Frontiers and Advances in Data Science (FADS)
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