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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: 2017-01-31

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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partidul Social Democrat
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Vice-Chair afet
Human Rights Member droi
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/08 VP/HR - Impact of Global Strategy on Eastern Partnership policy
2014/11/06 EU strategy for the Black Sea region
2016/10/11 VP/HR - ENP Progress Reports and role of the European Parliament
2015/01/15 Statements by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
2016/11/24 Educating refugee children
2015/11/09 Delay in the publication of the Enlargement Package
2017/05/31 VP/HR - Transatlantic relations following the Taormina G7 summit
2016/11/29 VP/HR - International Criminal Court
2014/09/19 PCE/PEC - Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), 16-17 October 2014, Milan, Italy
2016/12/05 Combating radicalisation and upholding human rights
2016/11/22 European Union's role in supporting Moldova's trade performance and competitiveness
2017/06/08 VP/HR - EU-China cooperation
2017/05/31 VP/HR - EU-China Summit - 1-2 June 2017
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2016/06/01 Addressing the situation of child soldiers in armed conflicts and the external dimension under the EU's post-2016 anti-trafficking strategy
2016/09/07 Humanitarian crisis in the Syrian city of Aleppo
2016/05/31 Progress report on the Republic of Moldova
2015/09/08 VP/HR - Additional communication staff in the EU delegations to the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia
2014/12/18 EU policy vis-à-vis the Republic of Moldova following parliamentary elections
2014/09/16 EU energy budget support programme - Republic of Moldova: Ungheni-Chisinau pipeline