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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Partido Democrático Republicano
Portugal
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Legal Affairs Member juri
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2014/12/11 System governing access for businesses to law and the courts (legal aid)
2016/02/09 Commemorating 30 years of Portugal's European integration
2015/02/06 Court of Justice of the European Union
2014/11/21 Cost per day of feeding prisoners in Portugal
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
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/03/23 Abolition of the Civil Service Tribunal and lack of consultation with the Commission
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/11/12 Specific support for storm victims in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Madeira
2014/11/07 Ban on children speaking Portuguese in Luxembourg
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/11/10 Fish aggregating devices (FADs) - tuna
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2016/09/19 Former President of the Commission joining Goldman Sachs International
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt

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