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The Psychological Underpinnings of Conservative/Liberal Ideology in the Australian Federal Parliament: A Computational Linguistic Analysis

Dalvean, Michael Coleman


The purpose of this article is to examine the psychological elements of the ideology of members of the major parties in the Australian federal parliament using computational linguistics. The cohort consists of the 485 Labor, Liberal and National parliamentarians who were in parliament over the period April 1996 to July 2014. I use computational linguistics to extract linguistic variables from first speeches in parliament of those in the cohort. I draw from methods used in machine learning to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12
Type: Conference paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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