Thursday, May 5, 2011

Working paper: An automated snowball census of the political web

Here's my paper for the JITP Future of Computational Social Science conference in a couple weeks. This paper describes my process for using SnowCrawl and a highly trained text classifier to search out political web sites -- pretty much all of them -- on the web.

Final census results are available here. I'm planning to run another iteration of this census before too long. I welcome comments and suggestions.

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