Paper: ElectionWatch: Detecting Patterns in News Coverage of US Elections

ACL ID E12-2017
Title ElectionWatch: Detecting Patterns in News Coverage of US Elections
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012
Authors

We present a web tool that allows users to explore news stories concerning the 2012 US Presidential Elections via an interac- tive interface. The tool is based on con- cepts of ?narrative analysis?, where the key actors of a narration are identified, along with their relations, in what are sometimes called ?semantic triplets? (one example of a triplet of this kind is ?Romney Criticised Obama?). The network of actors and their relations can be mined for insights about the structure of the narration, including the identification of the key players, of the net- work of political support of each of them, a representation of the similarity of their po- litical positions, and other information con- cerning their role in the media narration of events. The interactive interface allows the users to...