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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Moderaterna
Sweden
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Vice-Chair imco
Terrorism Member terr
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/09 Implementation of the EU agenda on migration
2015/11/09 Implementation of the EU agenda on migration
2015/06/18 Protecting the best interests of the child (across borders) in Europe
2015/06/18 Protecting the best interest of the child across borders in Europe
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/05/06 Ending the practice of early, forced marriage of girls
2015/04/09 Child Rights Strategy (2015-2020)
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
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
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2015/11/25 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
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
2015/02/20 Removing barriers to freedom of establishment in the taxi sector
2016/05/03 Interoperability of information systems and interconnection of all EU databases for the fight against serious crime and terrorism
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia

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