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	title        = {Codifying the Debates of the Riksdag: Towards a Framework for Semi-automatic Annotation of Swedish Parliamentary Discourse},
	abstract     = {This study provides an exploratory attempt to develop a framework for how to semi-automatically
annotate salient topics in Swedish parliamentary debate. The discussion is grounded in the ongoing
digital humanities project SweTerror that studies the terrorism discourse in the Riksdag 1968–2018
through a mixed-methods approach. The paper presents our tentative framework through its three
main categories: metadata, language data and frame data. While the first two categories are mostly
generic and their data could mainly be automatically extracted, the third category is contextual and
requires manual interpretation. We discuss the design of the latter through the theoretical concept
of ‘framing’ and illustrate the framework’s overall principles through a case study of utterances in
the debates 1968–1970 concerning terrorism. We conclude by suggesting that it may be more
generally applicable for studies of parliamentary debates in HSS research if further modified for the
particular research purposes. },
	booktitle    = {CEUR Workshop Proceedings},
	author       = {Fridlund, Mats and Brodén, Daniel and Olsson, Leif-Jöran and Ängsal, Magnus Pettersson},
	year         = {2022},
	publisher    = {CEUR-WS},
	address      = {Aachen},