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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2018-07-05

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Dansk Folkeparti
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Vice-Chair afet
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Terrorism Substitute terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/27 NGO workers accused of abusing woman and children: need for greater transparency
2016/03/17 Social dumping in the haulage industry
2016/02/26 When football can be dangerous
2015/07/16 EU subsidies for relocation of jobs
2014/12/03 Errors in the EU's accounts
2018/02/02 VP/HR - Iran uprisings
2017/04/19 2015 Seal Regulation
2017/03/02 VP/HR - The case of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Boroujerdi
2015/09/16 Hungarian fence
2015/06/15 Refusing entry to the EU for preachers of hatred
2014/11/13 Driving licences
2018/03/21 Congratulatory letter from Commission President Juncker to Russian President Putin
2016/02/26 Contributions from the 2016 and 2017 EU budgets for the Facility for Refugees in Turkey
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Assistance to refugees in neighbouring regions
2015/02/24 IS and boat refugees
2015/01/20 German minimum wage
2014/12/03 Treatment of asylum seekers in Italy
2014/09/18 The right to insist on labour clauses
2018/01/29 VP/HR - Nagorno-Karabakh
2015/05/28 The Australian Model
2015/03/03 Liability of air carriers in the Schengen Area
2016/04/07 Olympic Games for 12-18 year olds
2015/06/15 Smart border controls
2015/03/17 Turkey as an EU candidate
2015/03/03 Consumer protection
2015/02/24 Protection of Jews in Europe
2014/12/03 Italian coastal protection by Frontex
2017/10/06 Suspension of payments to Muslim Aid
2015/05/28 Community aid for building projects
2015/02/24 Aid to Zimbabwe
2015/01/07 Permanent residence obligation for island support
2016/10/10 Fishing quotas in the Øresund
2015/11/17 Problematic policy with regard to car roadworthiness testing
2015/02/24 Car leasing
2017/08/29 Wolves
2015/09/16 Germany in breach of EU law
2015/05/28 Cooperation with Libya
2015/03/05 Danish Police - Cooperation with Europol
2015/02/25 Medical experiments on animals
2014/12/03 Decision to discontinue the Mare Nostrum mission
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2015/09/16 The Stena Project
2015/09/16 Customs officials
2015/03/03 Common refugee policy in the EU