Pártélet: A Hungarian Corpus of Propaganda Texts from the Hungarian Socialist Era

Zoltán Kmetty, Veronika Vincze, Dorottya Demszky, Orsolya Ring, Balázs Nagy, Martina Katalin Szabó


Abstract
In this paper, we present Pártélet, a digitized Hungarian corpus of Communist propaganda texts. Pártélet was the official journal of the governing party during the Hungarian socialism from 1956 to 1989, hence it represents the direct political agitation and propaganda of the dictatorial system in question. The paper has a dual purpose: first, to present a general review of the corpus compilation process and the basic statistical data of the corpus, and second, to demonstrate through two case studies what the dataset can be used for. We show that our corpus provides a unique opportunity for conducting research on Hungarian propaganda discourse, as well as analyzing changes of this discourse over a 35-year period of time with computer-assisted methods.
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2020.lrec-1.290
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Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
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May
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2020
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Marseille, France
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association
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2381–2388
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English
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.lrec-1.290
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Zoltán Kmetty, Veronika Vincze, Dorottya Demszky, Orsolya Ring, Balázs Nagy, and Martina Katalin Szabó. 2020. Pártélet: A Hungarian Corpus of Propaganda Texts from the Hungarian Socialist Era. In Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, pages 2381–2388, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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Pártélet: A Hungarian Corpus of Propaganda Texts from the Hungarian Socialist Era (Kmetty et al., LREC 2020)
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