The focus of PolMine is on texts published by public institutions in Germany. Corpora of parliamentary protocols are at the heart of the project: Parliamentary proceedings are available for long stretches of time, cover a broad set of public policies and are in the public domain, making them a valuable text resource for political science.
The project develops repositories of textual data in a sustainable fashion to suit the research needs of political science. Concerning data, the focus is on converting text issued by public institutions into a sustainable digital format (TEI/XML).
The PolMine Project is now a registered CLARIN centre, i.e. it is listed here: https://www.clarin.eu/content/overview-clarin-centres. As a category C CLARIN centre, we offer metadata for the data resulting from the PolMine project that can be harvested by a web service.
Most importantly, our data can now be explored through the Virtual Language Observatory (VLO) https://vlo.clarin.eu/search?5&fq=collection:PolMine+Repo . The data itself is available for registered academic users through our GitLab server (https://gitlab.sowi.uni-due.de).
•PolMine-repositories at GitHub: https://github.com/PolMine
Login to PolMine: https://gitlab.sowi.uni-due.de/users/sign_in