Jaccard Similarity of 1517 European Political Manifestos across 27 Countries (1945-2017)

Abstract.

William Sanger https://www.cirano.qc.ca/en/community/directory/view/2109 (CIRANO and Polytechnique Montreal)https://www.cirano.qc.ca , Thierry Warin https://www.nuance-r.com/principalInvestigator.html (SKEMA Business School (Raleigh, NC))https://www.skemagloballab.io
2019/06/24

Abstract

This dataset compiles the results of our computations of Jaccard similarity indices of political manifestos from 27 European countries since 1945. The raw text is accessible through the Manifesto Project’s API in R. In total, 1597 political manifestos have been compared on a country level, providing measures of similarity between different political platforms. In addition to the Jaccard similarity indices gathered into 27 csv files (one per country), the R code to download, transform, and compare political manifestos is provided. Moreover, we also provide the R code to execute all the necessary computations for a whole country.

Keywords: European elections, Data science, NLP

Citation

For attribution, please cite this work as

Sanger & Warin, "SKEMA Global Lab in AI: Jaccard Similarity of 1517 European Political Manifestos across 27 Countries (1945-2017)", Data in Brief, 2019

BibTeX citation

@article{sanger2019jaccard,
  author = {Sanger, William and Warin, Thierry},
  title = {SKEMA Global Lab in AI: Jaccard Similarity of 1517 European Political Manifestos across 27 Countries (1945-2017)},
  journal = {Data in Brief},
  year = {2019},
  note = {https://skemagloballab.io/research.html/posts/2019-08-22-jaccard-similarity-of-1517-european-political-manifestos/},
  doi = {10.1016/j.dib.2019.103907}
}