Welcome to the OPTED project website

OPTED is a design study that lays the foundation for an infrastructure that will serve a major hub for political text analysis in Europe. The EU-funded H2020 project involves 17 research institutions organized in 10 work packages which collaboratively work on designing the building blocks of the infrastructure. Among the objectives of the infrastructure are scientific community building, the extension of text analysis tools, and learning materials for social scientists, the broader public and journalists. 

On this website we inform about about first design progress, such as prototypes and case studies, and about project activities

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OPTED Work Package 3 launches its database of news sources and organisations.


OPTED team members Alona Dolinsky, Martijn Schoonvelde, & Miklós Sebők are co-organizing COMPTEXT 2022 in Dublin. The call for abstracts invites...


Bianca-Ioana Marcu & Hripsime Asatryan present work on the ethical and legal challenges of political text analysis.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 951832.