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You are now here: datademocracy > ECBSpeech: why this webapp

Aims: see the link above (the main page explaining the datademocracy concept), i.e. to "democratize access to data".

Each "case" will contain a different "shape", or "source"- in some cases with data analysis and visualizations.

Whenever there will an interim database to "distill" information from the source, it will be on Github, to enable further reuses without the need to reprocess the source data (sources will be always acknowledged and data tranformations and formatting documented).

Case 1: ECB Speeches 1997-2019 (selection of those with an English title or content) Thanks to the release on 2019-10-25 of a first CSV file containing the speeches listed on the ECB website, this examples enables to search by tag cloud.

As this is just an experiment, it shows, for each keyword, which speaker delivered speeches containing that keyword and in which year.

The dataset used is an augmented version of the CSV dataset with European Central Bank (henceforth ECB); the reference file was the 1997-2019 dataset posted on ECB's website used, updated 2019-10-25 (and then 2020-01-31)

This application contains items published up to 3802 records : 112 blog posts 81 ECB Podcasts 540 interviews 277 press conferences 2792 speeches

items released between 1997-02-07 and 2024-04-08

latest ECB dataset update: 2024-04-01

data available also as word frequencies Kaggle dataset
from 2024-03-25, within a GitHub repository are available also the automated text transcripts of any audio provided within ECB items collected (if the audio is accessible)

New items since 2024-04-01:

2024-04-03 Jacopo Cimadomo, Demosthenes Ioannou: "Fiscal and monetary policy: debating optimal interactions"
, and provides for each item the link on ECB's website.

By clicking on a tag (e.g. "euro"), you will see the list of people, and years speeches are available for.

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