our project

'Text as data':

The project “Political and Legal Text Mining and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (poltextLAB)”  provides an interdisciplinary platform for researchers of political, legal, and administrative fields who use quantitative text analysis as their core method. 


Quantitative text analysis and text mining:

  • dictionary-based algorithms
  • supervised and unsupervised learning
  • multimedia mining
  • data storage and retrieval
  • big data clustering techniques,
  • tools for data visualization


  • empowering academia
  • fostering collaborative research
  • establishing best practices to overcome methodological issues resulting from language-specific limitations or unstructured data sources
  • making text mining methods part of research designs in political science, legal studies, and public administration