Valentin Gold, Katharina Holzinger and Christian Rohrdantz. 2013. Towards Automating the Measurement of Deliberative Communication. Paper presented at the New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data Workshop. London School of Economics and Political Sciences. London, United Kingdom. Sep 27-28, 2013.Abstract

The first step towards automating the measurement of deliberative communication is to analyze the content of a debate. In this paper we develop a novel visual method that allows to determine content-based episodes within discourses. Our framework reveals interesting subsequences of discourses that help to automate the measurement of deliberative communication.

Third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, broadcasted on October 22, 2012.