A 'Shiny' Application for Exploring the Pathways Corpus
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pathways

CRAN status

This app enables interactive exploration of the Pathways Corpus for studying the political representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin. It includes parliamentary written questions from democracies of eight European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

How to Install

You can download and install the latest development version of the app with the devtools package by running devtools::install_github('cschwem2er/pathways').

For Windows users installing from github requires proper setup of Rtools, for which a tutorial is available here.

At the moment, pathways is not yet available on CRAN, but a submission is being prepared.

How to Use

This package includes all datasets of the Pathways Corpus:

name country term
be Belgium 2010-2014
de Germany 2009-2013
el Greece 2015
es Spain 2011-2015
fr France 2007-2012
it Italy 2008-2013
nl Netherlands 2010-2012
uk United Kingdom 2010-2015

After loading the pathways package you can launch the shiny app in your browser to explore the corpus:

library(pathways)
corpus_explorer()

The app can be used to filter corpora by several attributes and for visualizing high frequency / high keyness terms:

Citation

A reference for the Pathways Corpus is currently in preparation. For now, please cite the following reference if you use this package for your publications:

  Carsten Schwemmer (2018). pathways: A 'Shiny' Application for Exploring the Pathways Corpus. R package version 1.0.1.
  https://github.com/cschwem2er/pathways