Debating Evil: Using Word Embeddings to Analyse Parliamentary Debates on War Criminals in the Netherlands

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Abstract

We are proposing a method to investigate changes in historical discourse by using large bodies of text and word embedding models. As a case study, we investigate discussions in Dutch Parliament about the punishment of war criminals in the period 1945-1975. We will demonstrate how word embedding models, trained with Google’s Word2Vec algorithm, can be used to trace historical developments in parliamentary vocabulary through time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-156
Number of pages17
JournalPrispevki za novejšo zgodovino / Inštitut za zgodovino delavskega gibanja
Volume59
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 07 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • War Criminals
  • penal history
  • Parliamentary History
  • Word Embedding Models,
  • Word2Vec

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