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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: 2017-10-16

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
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/03/10 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2017/01/25 Commission's response on Global Gag Rule
2017/01/25 VP/HR - VP/HR's response on Global Gag Rule
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/13 Shrinking space for civil society
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
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
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/05/25 Definition of women's entrepreneurship
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/05/19 Restriction on the use of indirect representation for customs procedure code 42 in Austria
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2017/06/27 CJEU ruling on the headscarf
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
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)

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