Dimensionality Reduction and Visualisation Tools for Voting Record

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Title: Dimensionality Reduction and Visualisation Tools for Voting Record
Authors: Brigadir, Igor
Greene, Derek
Cross, James P.
Cunningham, Pádraig
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8316
Date: 21-Sep-2016
Abstract: Recorded votes in legislative bodies are an important source of data for political scientists. Voting records can be used to describe parliamentary processes, identify ideological divides between members and reveal the strength of party cohesion. We explore the problem of working with vote data using popular dimensionality reduction techniques and cluster validation methods, as an alternative to more traditional scaling techniques. We present results of dimensionality reduction techniques applied to votes from the 6th and 7th European Parliaments, covering activity from 2004 to 2014.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Copyright (published version): 2016 the Authors
Keywords: Machine learning;Statistics;Voting records
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Greene, D., Mac Namee, B. and Ross, R. (eds.). Proceedings of the 24th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
Conference Details: 24th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS'16), University College Dublin, Ireland, 20-21 September 2016
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