Automated construction and analysis of political networks via open government and media sources
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We present a tool to generate real world political networks from user provided lists of politicians and news sites. Additional output includes visualizations, interactive tools and maps that allow a user to better understand the politicians and their surrounding environments as portrayed by the media. As a case study, we construct a comprehensive list of current Texas politicians, select news sites that convey a spectrum of political viewpoints covering Texas politics, and examine the results. We propose a ”Combined” co-occurrence distance metric to better reflect the relationship between two entities. A topic modeling technique is also proposed as a novel, automated way of labeling communities that exist within a politician’s ”extended” network.
CitationGarcía-Olano, D., Arias, M., Larriba, J. Automated construction and analysis of political networks via open government and media sources. A: Workshop on Data Science for Social Good. "Proceedings of the First Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, associated to ECML PKDD 2016: Riva del Garda (Italy), September 19th 2016". Riva del Garda: 2016, p. 1-17.
- LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- DAMA-UPC - Data Management Group de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament de Ciències de la Computació - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos