In recent years, members of our research group have published several studies on corruption research in Hungarian and international leading journals as well. These researches were based on survey data. Turning to nun-survey based methods, our research team has conducted two case studies using NLP methods in corruption research in 2018-2019, . The first case study uses the author-topic model. Using the corpus collected by K-Monitor, we identified 25 corruption topics, and analysed the thematization of the corruption on different websites in different times.
In the second case study, we focused on the temporal changes in the topics of corruption, also in the Hungarian online news sites. We used a dynamic topic model for the analysis in the K-Monitor corpus. Based on 26,000 articles, we analyzed the changes in the popularity and content of typical corruption topics for the period 2007-2018. As a result of the model, we found seven well-separated topics. Our study is currently under review in a leading Hungarian sociology journal.
Our previous studies are mainly descriptive, they can serve as a base for further research. In addition to the empirical analysis, we systematically deal with the question what NLP methods can give to corruption research.
We examine the framework of corruption-definition, furthermore the possibilities of automated processing of huge amounts of texts in corruption research and the data analysis and data processing technologies based on them.
In the course of the educational activity related to the project, K-Monitor also brought a corpus on a data-based hackathon organized for students with K-Monitor and Precognox, which students could use to analyze the data we used in our research team.
Eszter Katona’s presentation
Eszter Katona held a presentation entitled ‘Natural Language Processing in Social Sciences’ on 10 May 2019 in Basel, at the Joint Annual Conference of the GPSA Methods of Political Science Section and the SPSA Empirical Methodology Working Group (https://www.methodology-dvpw-
Eszter, Rita Katona ; Renáta, Németh ; Zoltán, Kmetty (2019): Natural Language Processing in Social Sciences. Joint Annual Conference of the GPSA Methods of Political Science Section and the SPSA Empirical Methodology Working Group May 10/11, 2019.
Katona Eszter (2019): Szakdolgozat, 2018, ELTE, Survey Statisztika MSc
Katona E, Németh R, Kmetty Z (2019): Szöveganalitika a társadalomtudományokban – Az NLP alkalmazása egy gyakorlati példán. (Közlésre benyútjva.)
Kostadinova, Tatiana ; Kmetty, Zoltán: Corruption and Political Participation in Hungary: Testing Models of Civic Engagement
EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETIES Online first p. 1 (2019)
SZOCIOLÓGIAI SZEMLE 28 : 4 pp. 152-165. , 14 p. (2018)
In: Böcskei, Balázs; Szabó, Andrea (szerk.) Várakozások és valóságok. Parlamenti választás 2018
Budapest, Magyarország : Napvilág Kiadó, MTA TK PTI, (2018) pp. 292-316. , 25 p.