research project was initiated during the fall 1999 semester and the content on this website
was made possible with the following grants from the
National Science Foundation: III-0705566
"Collaborative Research III-COR: From a Pile of Documents to a Collection of
Information: A Framework for Multi-Dimensional Text Analysis," IIS-0429293
“Collaborative Research: Language Processing Technology for Electronic
Rulemaking," EIA-00328914 “SGER COLLABORATIVE: A Testbed for eRulemaking Data,”
SES-0322662 “Democracy and E-Rulemaking: Comparing Traditional vs. Electronic
Comment from a Discursive Democratic Framework,“ and EIA-0089892 “SGER: Citizen
Agenda-Setting in the Regulatory Process: Electronic Collection and Synthesis of
Public Commentary.” We are also grateful for financial support from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
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