In my second master thesis I was trying to automate part of the process required for public policy design. The results were not very satisfactory in terms of the applicability in practice. I hope to someday return to the idea and utilize machine learning methods which became available since then (hm, deep learning maybe) + knowledge and experience gained during doctoral studies at CLEA and ECCO.
Veitas, V. Text Segmentation and Coding for Qualitative Data Analysis. Master Thesis. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. 2009.