Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Social Sciences and Economic Development (ICSSED 2021)

Diachronic Lexical Features of Chinese Government Work Reports: A Text Mining Approach

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Yan Jiang
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Yan Jiang
Available Online 8 April 2021.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.140How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Chinese Government Work Report, text mining approach, lexical features
Abstract
As important political discourses, Chinese Government Work Reports are of great significance in conveying the government’s policies and hence building national images. However, few studies have investigated the diachronic changes of lexical features in Chinese Government Work Reports. This study employed a text mining method to investigate high frequency words and changes of word use in terms of frequency in Chinese Government Work Reports across 20 years, which can be divided into four Five-Year-Plan periods. It is found that the continuity and changes of word use in terms of frequency reflect the governance philosophy of the Chinese government, such as governing the country according to law, administering the party strictly, taking the people as the foundation, keeping pace with the times and developing peacefully, which contributes to the diachronic construction of a responsible country. The development concept and diplomatic concept of our government are important factors for the success of these images.
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TY  - CONF
AU  - Yan Jiang
PY  - 2021
DA  - 2021/04/08
TI  - Diachronic Lexical Features of Chinese Government Work Reports: A Text Mining Approach
BT  - Proceedings of the 2021 6th International Conference on Social Sciences and Economic Development (ICSSED 2021)
PB  - Atlantis Press
SP  - 735
EP  - 738
SN  - 2352-5398
UR  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.140
DO  - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210407.140
ID  - Jiang2021
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