Mapping intra governmental conflict using document embeddings
On the 26th of November, DISTRACT PhD student August Lohse gave a presentation at a SODAS Data Discussion entitled: Mapping intra governmental conflict using document embeddings
In this data discussion I expand on recent advances in using word and document embeddings for estimating latent ideological representations in parliamentary corpora. Using the transcripts of the Danish parliament, I examine how it is possible to gauge conflict in both the opposition and government in a multiparty system, using low dimensional representations of the word embeddings. I likewise discuss some issues in working with parliamentary data, such as government/non-government language and different amount of documents.