Thesis / Dissertation

Natural Language Processing for Improving Transparency in Representative Democracy

Shivashankar Subramanian, Trevor Cohn (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Language is the natural medium in politics, hence among several types of data, text is the central artifact to capture political behaviour. In this thesis we focus on automating several political analyses using natural language processing techniques, which can improve the transparency of policy-making and thereby the voters' trust in representative democracy. Political scientists have observed that the voters' trust in government is necessary for successful implementation of policies, and in-turn their trust is based on effective implementation of policies and services. In-order to improve the trust, the policy-making process should be more transparent and receptive. The policy-making proces..

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