Anglo-Irish Politics Monitor
This service is designed to enrich text with entities related to Anglo-Irish politics. The application builds on previous work which focused on UK politics but has been extended significantly.
This version currently recognises the following political concepts/entities:
- Members of the 2015, 2017, and 2019 UK parliaments
- Candidates for the 2017 and 2019 UK parliamentary elections
- Members of the 2020 Irish Dáil Éireann
- Members of the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly
- Members of the 2014 and 2019 EU parliaments
- Irish political institutions
- EU institutions
- Political topics
- UK far-right groups
- Irish far-right groups
The application also includes the entities from the ANNIE enrichment service, but has again been expanded to include extra entities relevant to Anglo-Irish politics, specifically:
- Place names for both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
The application also builds upon our pre-existing TwitIE service to enable sensible processing of social media text as well as more normal prose. This means we recognise URLs, Hashtags, and Twitter UserIDs. This has again been augmented so that the accounts of politicians (those outlined in the list above) can be recognised and tagged appropriately.
The original UK-centic service was extended to cover Irish politics as part of the EDMO Ireland project.
More information about this service, including the sources of information used, can be found here.
|:Topic||Mentions of topics relevant to politics. Was initially based largely on the topic classification used on gov.uk although the terms within each topic are no longer solely UK focused.|
|:Politician||This is a general catch all annotation that covers any politician recognised by the service. Each annotation will have a minorType feature recording the type of politician. For example, someone elected to the UK parliament in 2019 would have the value mp58, as they are members of the 58th sitting of the UK parliament.|
|:MP||The subset of politicians who are UK MPs.|
|:DailMP||The subset of politicians who are members of the Irish Dáil Éireann.|
|:StormontMLA||The subset of politicians who are members of the Northern Ireland Assembly.|
|:EuroparlMEP||The subset of politicians who are members of the EU parliament.|
|:Party||Currently includes all political parties from both the UK (including Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland|
|:Group||Groups which are political in nature but are not political parties. This currently includes far-right groups from both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.|
|:Hashtag||From the original tweet, if it was run on tweets.|
|:UserID||From the original tweet, if it was run on tweets.|
|:URL||From the original tweet, if it was run on tweets.|
|Additional annotations available if selected|
|:Tweet||Original tweet data|
|:Organization||Entities found by GATE's ANNIE named entity recogniser. This has been extended to cover Irish and EU institutions and these will have the orgType feature 'government'.|
|:Person||Entities found by GATE's ANNIE named entity recogniser.|
|:Date||Entities found by GATE's ANNIE named entity recogniser.|
|:Location||Entities found by GATE's ANNIE named entity recogniser, extended to further cover places within Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.|
Use this pipeline
You can process up to 1,200 documents per day free of charge using the REST API, at an average rate of 2 documents/sec. Higher quotas are available for research users by arrangement, contact us for details.
The API endpoint for this pipeline is:
You can process any amount of data with this pipeline on a pay-as-you-go basis, for GBP0.80 per hour. This can be data you upload yourself, data you collected from Twitter, or the results of a previous job.