Automated classification of congressional legislation

  title={Automated classification of congressional legislation},
  author={Stephen Purpura and Dustin Hillard},
For social science researchers, content analysis and classification of United States Congressional legislative activities have been time consuming and costly. The Library of Congress THOMAS system provides detailed information about bills and laws, but its classification system, the Legislative Indexing Vocabulary (LIV), is geared toward information retrieval instead of the pattern or historical trend recognition that social scientists value. The same event (a bill) may be coded with many… CONTINUE READING
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