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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
Arbetarepartiet- Socialdemokraterna
Sweden
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
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
2015/07/14 Ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/12/17 Gender equality strategy after 2015
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/02 The need for rigorous, high-quality research into demand reduction for sexual exploitation
2015/05/30 The EU's alcohol strategy
2015/03/31 The EU strategy for gender equality after 2015
2015/07/09 Blacklisting of books on homosexuality and disability
2016/09/29 VP/HR - Development aid to Eritrea
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2015/10/27 Development of indicators on prohibition and prevalence of corporal punishment
2014/12/18 LGBT roadmap in 2015 Commission work programme
2014/12/18 Lack of gender equality in the Commission's work programme
2016/02/23 Relocation of refugees from Sweden to other Member States
2015/07/21 Hungary's wall along its border with Serbia
2015/07/21 Hungary's wall along its border with Serbia
2015/05/26 EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child 2016-2020
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/11/24 Action Plan on Youth Drinking and on Heavy Episodic Drinking (Binge Drinking)

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