The Manifesto Corpus: A new resource for research on political parties and quantitative text analysis

@inproceedings{Merz2016TheMC,
  title={The Manifesto Corpus: A new resource for research on political parties and quantitative text analysis},
  author={Nicolas Merz and Sven Regel and Jirka Lewandowski},
  year={2016}
}
This article presents a digital, open-access, multilingual, annotated corpus of electoral programs. It complements the recent methodological innovations in (semi-) computerized content analysis by providing a large, standardized text corpus for the political science community. The corpus is based on the collection of the Manifesto Project, which comprises of (at the time of writing) the largest hand-annotated text corpus of electoral programs available. Since 2009 the project’s costly and time… CONTINUE READING

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