Over the last few weeks we have made some changes to the way we represent the European plenary debates in RDF. The figure at the bottom of this post displays the updated model. It combines information about the schema – properties and classes – with example instances that display their identifiers. The remainder of this blogpost talks you through the Continue reading Update datamodel
The EU publishes the full transcripts of the plenary meetings in all current official languages of the EU on its website. Represented online are the date and title of each agenda item, the name of the speakers and the transcript of every speech, including all translations. This information was taken as the main source for our semantic dataset.
To understand the available data on the plenary sessions, some background is required about the workings of the political assemblies, the policy-making and the parliamentary course of action. Political assemblies In the European Parliament, several political formations co-exist. The party groups, or simply called parties, represent the main ideological divisions, such as Liberals, Greens, and Christian Democrats. Apart from that, Continue reading First things first. What you should know about the plenary debates of the EU
The plenary sessions of the European Union contain a wealth of information relevant to social, political and linguistic scientists. They are the stage where the members of parliament, who are direct representatives of national populations, speak out about any issue that is current and relevant. Likewise, the debates reflect the matters that European countries consider relevant to resolve on a Continue reading The why of Talk of Europe (in a nutshell)