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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
NEOS – Das Neue Österreich
Austria
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/05/25 Definition of women's entrepreneurship
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2017/01/25 Commission's response on Global Gag Rule
2017/01/25 VP/HR - VP/HR's response on Global Gag Rule
2018/01/31 The rule of law in Malta
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2018/05/15 Rise in activities by pressure groups opposed to sexual and reproductive rights in Spain
2017/06/27 CJEU ruling on the headscarf
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2016/05/19 Restriction on the use of indirect representation for customs procedure code 42 in Austria
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction

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