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European Parliament Corpus 1999-2014

The EP corpus covers all English language legislative speeches in the European Parliament plenary from the period 1999-2014. It is published here as part of the outputs of the Jean Monnet Chair European Union Data and Democracy Project led by Dr. James P. Cross. The project is hosted in the Connected_Politics Lab at University College Dublin and was completed in collaboration with Dr. Derek Greene.

If you make use of this corpus, please consider citing the associated paper:

  • Greene, Derek, and James P. Cross. "Exploring the Political Agenda of the European Parliament Using a Dynamic Topic Modeling Approach." Political Analysis 25.1 (2017): 77-94. PDF BibTeX Preprint

The published version of this study can be found here

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