Springer papers


Mile Grujovski


Debates on draft laws during the lawmaking procedure are primarily conducted in the Parliaments, but the media also gives their view on the subject, and lately discussions are being held online on the social networks. Usually those three viewpoints are identical, however in modern democracies citizens and media can have diametrically opposite positions with parliamentarians. In this paper we describe a prototype system that collects and combines data from three different data sources and presents analytical results to the users. As data sources we use: website of the Parliament, online news media, and Twitter network. Results of the analysis are visually communicated to the users with word cloud and word tree representations. Interoperable application interface is available for integration with external systems.


Parliament; Debates; Visualization; Word Cloud; Word Tree