Congressional Record for 104th-110th Congresses: Text and Phrase Counts (ICPSR 33501)

Published: Dec 1, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Jesse Shapiro, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33501.v4

Version V4

Please note that inconsistencies have been identified in some of the data accompanying this collection related to the variable "speechID." Potential data users are advised that the files in DS15-DS20 may be compromised and should be used with caution.

This qualitative data collection contains original and processed text from the United States Congressional Record for the 104th-110th Congresses. The Congressional Record includes text from both chambers, the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate. For each Congress the archive includes the original tagged text files, parsed files that separate the text into individual speeches, speaker metadata that can be linked to the parsed files, and counts of two-word phrases (bigrams) by speaker, party, and date.

Gentzkow, Matthew, and Shapiro, Jesse. Congressional Record for 104th-110th Congresses: Text and Phrase Counts. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-12-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33501.v4

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National Science Foundation (SES-0617658 and SES-0922342)

United States

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

2007-06 -- 2011-11

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This collection has not been processed by ICPSR and is being released in the original ASCII format for convenience of use; no value labels are present in the data.

Please see the ICPSR User Guide for information about what each part of the data collection contains.

Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR User Guide.

The data are not a sample, as this collection is an aggregation of data on Congressional speech.

Full-text of the published Congressional Record for both chambers of the 104th-110th Congresses of the United States.

parsed bigrams of congressional records, speaker and speech metadata

Congressional Records obtained from the Government Printing Office

administrative records data

aggregate data

text

program source code

2012-12-14

2015-12-01

2015-12-01 This collection is being updated to comply with new ICPSR file-naming conventions. No other changes have been made to the collection.

2015-10-23 This collection is being updated to include data for the 110th Congress, spanning the years 2007 and 2008.

2013-07-08 The User Guide was updated.

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