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Congressional Voting Records Data Set
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Abstract: 1984 United Stated Congressional Voting Records; Classify as Republican or Democrat

Data Set Characteristics:  

Multivariate

Number of Instances:

435

Area:

Social

Attribute Characteristics:

Categorical

Number of Attributes:

16

Date Donated

1987-04-27

Associated Tasks:

Classification

Missing Values?

Yes

Number of Web Hits:

62412


Source:

Origin:

Congressional Quarterly Almanac, 98th Congress, 2nd session 1984, Volume XL: Congressional Quarterly Inc. Washington, D.C., 1985.

Donor:

Jeff Schlimmer (Jeffrey.Schlimmer '@' a.gp.cs.cmu.edu)


Data Set Information:

This data set includes votes for each of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressmen on the 16 key votes identified by the CQA. The CQA lists nine different types of votes: voted for, paired for, and announced for (these three simplified to yea), voted against, paired against, and announced against (these three simplified to nay), voted present, voted present to avoid conflict of interest, and did not vote or otherwise make a position known (these three simplified to an unknown disposition).


Attribute Information:

1. Class Name: 2 (democrat, republican)
2. handicapped-infants: 2 (y,n)
3. water-project-cost-sharing: 2 (y,n)
4. adoption-of-the-budget-resolution: 2 (y,n)
5. physician-fee-freeze: 2 (y,n)
6. el-salvador-aid: 2 (y,n)
7. religious-groups-in-schools: 2 (y,n)
8. anti-satellite-test-ban: 2 (y,n)
9. aid-to-nicaraguan-contras: 2 (y,n)
10. mx-missile: 2 (y,n)
11. immigration: 2 (y,n)
12. synfuels-corporation-cutback: 2 (y,n)
13. education-spending: 2 (y,n)
14. superfund-right-to-sue: 2 (y,n)
15. crime: 2 (y,n)
16. duty-free-exports: 2 (y,n)
17. export-administration-act-south-africa: 2 (y,n)


Relevant Papers:

Schlimmer, J. C. (1987). Concept acquisition through representational adjustment. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, CA.
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Ron Kohavi and George H. John and Richard Long and David Manley and Karl Pfleger. MLC++: A Machine Learning Library in C. ICTAI. 1994. [View Context].

Daniel J. Lizotte. Library Release Form Name of Author. Budgeted Learning of Naive Bayes Classifiers. [View Context].

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Rudy Setiono and Huan Liu. Neural-Network Feature Selector. Department of Information Systems and Computer Science National University of Singapore. [View Context].

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