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Tech firm finds data gold in politics of yesteryear

Politics seen in new light

A local tech firm has enabled data mining of the Island's parliamentary records.

In an analysis exercise, the Manx Technology Group has given a visual insight into Tynwald's Hansard by charting themes and picking up on the tone and mood of a sitting.

The platform, spanned across 30 years of more than 62 million words, is able to extract information on any chosen topic in a matter of seconds.

With findings being posted to social media as infographics, group CEO Joe Hughes says it paints Manx politics in a whole new light:

Listen below to Manx Radio's report with MTG:

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