Measuring How Speech Patterns Differ in State Congressional Speeches Using Partisan and/or Regional Key Phrases


by : 
Nandita G.


For this project, we will be designing a program to analyze speech patterns in state congressional speeches based on key words and phrases. Certain words and phrases are more characteristic of one political party than another, and the frequency of those words can be used to measure the speaker's party polarization. By measuring how accurately the program can identify the party of the speaker, we can measure whether the political polarization in the U.S. is more by party or by state.