How Populistic were the Populists in 19th Century America?: Analysis by Automated Textual Analysis

06 January 2021, Version 1
This content is an early or alternative research output and has not been peer-reviewed at the time of posting.


In this article, the author seeks to demonstrate how (and in what way) populistic the politicians of the People's Party in 19th America were. The ideational approach of populism with automated textual analysis -- such as word2vec, LDA, and cosine similarity -- is adopted in this article to answer the question.


ideational approach
quantitative textual analysis
dictionary-based sentiment analysis
cosine similarity
topic model (Latent Dirichlet Allocation)
the People's Party


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