Political Barometer

The Political Barometer processes around 1,000 news articles1 and more than 200,000 tweets about politicians and political parties every day. This is done automatically with the help of a computer program that linguistically analyzes the text2.

The barometer allows you to trace the number of mentions from parties, politicians and news files and the sentiment of those mentions (positive, negative or neutral) over time. That way you can follow the political "buzz" on twitter and online news.

1. This concerns publicly accessible articles from the websites of De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad, Gazet van Antwerpen, Het Belang van Limburg, De Morgen, Het Laatste Nieuws, De Tijd, Metro, Knack, Trends, Humo, Krant van West- Flanders, De Zondag and tPallieterke.

2. In 2014 the same was done with the original Political Barometer.

The political barometer is part of the NWS data project of the University of Antwerp and was developed by the CLiPS research group. Do you have any questions or remarks about the Political Barometer? You can contact us via nwsdata@uantwerpen.be.