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Talk of Europe
Linked data of the European Parliament
CLICKNL Connected Data

Lab111

December 2, 2014

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Laura Hollink

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LinkedPolitics: Linked Open Data of political
events, actors, media.
Talk of Europe
• Goal: publish the plenary debates
of the European Parliament as
Linked Data

• Linked Data: a format for
...
Data
Data
Data
14M triples about the 30K speeches
by 3K speakers (and their affiliations)
in 1K session days that were held in
the EU...
Links to external datasets
Country names
Members of Parliament
Members of Parliament
+ Parties Members of
Parliament
Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament
"Greece" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament
Year
Nr.ofmenti...
Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament
"Slovenia" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament
Year
Nr.ofmen...
Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament
"Slovenia" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament
Year
Nr.ofmen...
Example queries on the Talk-of-Europe data
• What are differences between members in terms of topics mentioned?

• What are...
Access to the data
1. We provide access in three ways:

2. Through a SPARQL endpoint at http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.n...
Creative Camps
• 3 events of one week each,
where people are invited to
work with our data on-sight.

!
• Outcome CC 1 @ H...
Creative Camps
• 3 events of one week each,
where people are invited to
work with our data on-sight.

!
• Outcome CC 1 @ H...
Creative Camps
• 3 events of one week each,
where people are invited to
work with our data on-sight.

!
• Outcome CC 1 @ H...
Credits
Funded by
Martijn Kleppe

Max Kemman

Jill Briggeman

Henri Beunders

Astrid van Aggelen

Laura Hollink

!
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Johan...
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Talk of Europe: Linked data of the European Parliament

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Presentation at the CLICKNL event "Connected Data" in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on December 2, 2014

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Talk of Europe: Linked data of the European Parliament

  1. 1. Talk of Europe Linked data of the European Parliament CLICKNL Connected Data Lab111 December 2, 2014 ! Laura Hollink Web and Media Computer Science VU University Amsterdam
  2. 2. LinkedPolitics: Linked Open Data of political events, actors, media.
  3. 3. Talk of Europe • Goal: publish the plenary debates of the European Parliament as Linked Data • Linked Data: a format for publishing data on the Web, with URI’s as permanent identifiers, designed for connecting pieces of data. ! ! ! ! ! ! • Why is this important? A. To allow large scale analysis across time spans by social scientists interested in voting behavior, partisanship, lobbies, differences between countries, etc. B. To residents of the European Union, so the electorate, access to the proceedings of the European parliament is a formal right.
  4. 4. Data
  5. 5. Data
  6. 6. Data 14M triples about the 30K speeches by 3K speakers (and their affiliations) in 1K session days that were held in the EU parliament so far (1999-2014)
  7. 7. Links to external datasets Country names Members of Parliament Members of Parliament + Parties Members of Parliament
  8. 8. Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament "Greece" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament Year Nr.ofmentions 050100150200 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2010 2011 2012 2013
  9. 9. Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament "Slovenia" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament Year Nr.ofmentions 020406080100 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
  10. 10. Searching the proceedings of the EU Parliament "Slovenia" in the plenary meetings of the European Parliament Year Nr.ofmentions 020406080100 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
  11. 11. Example queries on the Talk-of-Europe data • What are differences between members in terms of topics mentioned? • What are differences between EU parties in terms of topics mentioned? • Which new member was discussed most when they joined? • For each EU country, get the number of speeches held by its representatives that contains the word “agriculture". • …
  12. 12. Access to the data 1. We provide access in three ways: 2. Through a SPARQL endpoint at http://linkedpolitics.ops.few.vu.nl/sparql/ 3. Using the browse and search options of ClioPatria. 4. By downloading the data in turtle or RDF/XML. 5. As triple patterns fragments at http://data.linkeddatafragments.org/ linkedpolitics (Thanks to Ruben Verborgh).
  13. 13. Creative Camps • 3 events of one week each, where people are invited to work with our data on-sight. ! • Outcome CC 1 @ Hilversum: • Links to the Italian parliament. • Detection of people who speak about an unusual mix of topics. • Sentiment analysis
  14. 14. Creative Camps • 3 events of one week each, where people are invited to work with our data on-sight. ! • Outcome CC 1 @ Hilversum: • Links to the Italian parliament. • Detection of people who speak about an unusual mix of topics. • Sentiment analysis
  15. 15. Creative Camps • 3 events of one week each, where people are invited to work with our data on-sight. ! • Outcome CC 1 @ Hilversum: • Links to the Italian parliament. • Detection of people who speak about an unusual mix of topics. • Sentiment analysis Register for our mailinglist if you want to be informed about the next call for participation! http://www.talkofeurope.eu/contact/
  16. 16. Credits Funded by Martijn Kleppe Max Kemman Jill Briggeman Henri Beunders Astrid van Aggelen Laura Hollink ! ! Johan Oomen Jaap Blom Victor de Boer

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