NLP

PolMeth Europe 2022

**Named-Entity Recognition with Application to Foreign Leader Mentions in Congressional Speeches** Ashrakat Elshehawy (Oxford), Ines Rehbein (Mannheim), Nikolay Marinov (U Houston), Federico Nanni (Alan Turing Institute) We introduce Named-Entity …

Roundtable for the Book Launch of the Oxford Handbook of Politics in Muslim Societies, edited by Melani Cammmett and Pauline Jones

Contributor to Roundtable on: Islam, Politics, and Development

Politics and Computational Social Science (PaCSS) Conference 2022

**Named-Entity Recognition with Application to Foreign Leader Mentions in Congressional Speeches** Ashrakat Elshehawy (Oxford), Ines Rehbein (Mannheim), Nikolay Marinov (U Houston), Federico Nanni (Alan Turing Institute) We introduce Named-Entity …

Women in Quantitative Methods at Oxford

Women in Political Methodology Speaker Series

Illiberal Communication and Election Intervention During the Refugee Crisis in Germany

SASCAT: Natural Language Processing Approach to the Study of Economic Sanctions

**Accepted at Journal of Peace Reseach** Existing datasets of economic sanctions do not tend to take full advantage of government documents related to economic coercion. They may miss some economic sanctions, and do not capture some important details …

Monash-Warwick-Zurich Text as Data Workshop

International relations research is animated by the notion that leaders matter. Existing approaches rely on proxies such as regime type to infer the importance of individuals. We propose a new measure, one based on leader mentions relative to country …

Named-Entity Recognition with Application to Foreign Leader Mentions in Congressional Speeches

We introduce Named-Entity Recognition (NER), a semantic tool in Natural Language Processing (NLP), as an approach to extract leader names from a corpus of political text. Identifying references to named entities allows us to use the significant power …

Illiberal Communication and Election Intervention During the Refugee Crisis in Germany.

**Perspectives on Politics** Populist discourse - which tends to benefit anti-systemic parties - has been on the rise in the world’s democratic states. Powerful non-democratic states have both the means and the incentive to spread such discourse to …

Zurich Text as Data Conference - Foreign Interventions in German Elections

We use this the crisis set off by the arrival of asylum-seekers in Germany to test a theory of the use of propaganda as a strategy by a non-democratic state against a democratic state. We argue that a non-democracy on a collision course with a …