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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség-Kereszténydemokrata Néppárt
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Vice-Chair cult
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/13 'Wake up, Europe!' European Citizens' Initiative
2016/04/28 Support for talent promotion in the EU
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2015/05/08 Strategic analysis of development programmes
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2018/06/13 Right to freedom of movement in the European Union
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Anti-Hungarian demonstration by extremist Ukranian nationalists in Uzhhorod
2015/04/15 Freedom of assembly in Romania
2018/02/28 The EU's suspension of border projects with Ukraine
2017/12/05 Further macro-financial assistance (MFA) for Ukraine
2017/04/05 VP/HR - Extremist marches in Ukraine
2015/04/17 Programmes open to Ukraine
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2016/04/28 Multilingualism and support for the learning and teaching of minority languages
2015/06/10 Preventing an environmental disaster caused by the Aknaszlatina salt mine
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2017/12/13 VP/HR - Three models of Ukrainian education for minorities
2017/04/05 Internal political situation in Ukraine
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis
2018/03/05 VP/HR - A series of violent acts against a minority in Carpathian Ruthenia
2016/06/20 Geo-blocking of broadcasts of sports events