Quote Finder

Which words are leading the trends in European affairs? Explore different perspectives on EU affairs through word clouds and other interactive visualisations powered by sentiment analysis. The tool is developed and curated by OBCT. It is currently in beta: new features and sources will be added in the next few months.

Currently, the Quote Finder allows to explore tweets posted by members of the European Parliament in the last three months. It is based on a dataset updated daily that includes about 80,000-100,000 posts.

The source code of this tool is available on GitHub . Feedback and suggestions are welcome by filing an issue on GitHub , or by tweeting to the tool's author @giocomai .

Quote Finder notes

Copyright reform: the forthcoming EU directive we'll all be worrying about in a few years time

Wednesday 13 June 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

On June 20, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament will vote on a proposed directive for Copyright reform. Sounds obscure? It is actually a hotly debated topic: the new directive may well shape how the internet will look like in a few years, among other things changing how linking and uploading of contents works.


MEPs have more to say about future of social media than Facebook CEO

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | Giorgio Comai
| OBC Transeuropa

Mark Zuckerberg had nothing new to say, while MEPs seemed determined to introduce new regulations. Those interested in the future of social media may do well to tune their antennas to Brussels rather than to Facebook headquarters.


MEPs’ takes on the #EUbudget

Monday 07 May 2018 | Marzia Bona
| OBC Transeuropa

Praise and criticism about the multiannual financial framework presented last week by Junker’s Commission, as it was tweeted by MEPs.