Tag Archives: Statistical analysis of legislative data

Mayer-Schönberger and Cukier on Big Data and Law

Professor Dr. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of the Oxford Internet Institute and Kenneth Neil Cukier of The Economist gave a presentation entitled Big Data — and Its Dark Side, 6 March 2013, at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard … Continue reading

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Tauberer: New GovTrack Bill Prognosis Methodology Page, with Charts

Dr. Joshua Tauberer has created a new bill prognosis methodology page for GovTrack, his U.S. federal open legislative data service. The page includes (on right screen) three tabs of charts demonstrating output and functioning of the prognosis methodology. The third … Continue reading

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Tauberer: Changes to GovTrack Bill Prognosis

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has posted Bill prognosis gets a few improvements, at the GovTrack Blog. He writes: …I’m adding three new factors to GovTrack’s analysis: whether the bill was introduced in the first 90 days of the Congress, … Continue reading

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Yano et al.: Textual Predictors of Bill Survival in Congressional Committees

Tae Yano and Professor Dr. Noah A. Smith, both of Carnegie Mellon University Language Technologies Institute, and Professor Dr. John D. Wilkerson of the University of Washington Deaprtment of Political Science, presented a paper entitled Textual Predictors of Bill Survival … Continue reading

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GovTrack Adds Probabilities to Bill Prognosis

Dr. Joshua Tauberer of GovTrack has posted Even Better Bill Prognosis: Now with Real Probabilities, on the GovTrack Blog. In this post, Dr. Tauberer describes the new probability-of-passage figure added to GovTrack’s bill prognosis feature. According to the post: For … Continue reading

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