Automated Democracy Scores

Authors

  • Thiago Marzagão Universidade de Brasília

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12660/bre.v37n12017.58160

Keywords:

democracy, measurement, natural language processing

Abstract

This papers uses natural language processing to create the first machine-coded democracy index, which I call Automated Democracy Scores (ADS). The ADS is based on 42 million news articles from 6,043 different sources and cover all indepen- dent countries in the 1993-2012 period. Unlike the democracy indices we have today the ADS is replicable and has standard errors small enough to actually distinguish between cases.

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Published

2017-05-25

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