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Section: New Results

Topic Signatures in Political Campaign Speeches

Participants : Clément Gautrais, Peggy Cellier [SemLis] , René Quiniou, Alexandre Termier.

Highlighting the recurrence of topics usage in candidates speeches is a key feature to identify the main ideas of each candidate during a political campaign. In this study [9], we develop a method combining standard topic modeling with signature mining for analyzing topic recurrence in speeches of Clinton and Trump during the 2016 American presidential campaign. The results show that the method extracts automatically the main ideas of each candidate and, in addition, provides information about the evolution of these topics during the campaign.