Cline Center faculty and staff are very pleased to announce the publication of new Historical Phoenix Event Data extracted from the Wall Street Journal (1945-2005). These data were generated using state-of-the-art PETRARCH-2 software to transform news articles into event records that document the participants, locations, and issues at stake in political conflict and cooperation processes.
The new data includes a new “civil conflict” indicator generated by a machine learning algorithm that predicts whether an article is relevant to civil unrest and conflict. This release also includes article level metadata for the Wall Street Journal corpus.
A team of faculty, staff, student employees, and interns produced this dataset with the generous support of Faculty Affiliate Prof. Dov Cohen of the University of Illinois Psychology Department and with help from our partners at the Open Event Data Alliance (OEDA), including scholars at UT Dallas EPPS, Parus Analytics, and MIT.
The data and documentation are available at the Illinois Data Bank: https://databank.illinois.edu/datasets/IDB-2796521
To learn more about the Cline Center’s event data projects, please visit: https://clinecenter.illinois.edu/projects/research-themes/conflict-processes