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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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Germany
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/03/23 Intra-EU flights
2014/11/17 Summary expulsions and the proposed legalisation of 'hot returns' in Spain
2014/11/06 Legalisation of 'hot returns' of immigrants in Spain
2016/03/14 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/14 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/03/22 Legal nature and binding nature of the so-called 'EU-Turkey Agreement'
2016/02/17 Over 10 000 migrant children missing in Europe
2015/04/14 Transposition in Bulgaria of Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2016/06/16 Use of EU development aid for border protection projects in developing countries
2016/06/16 Use of EU development aid for border protection projects in developing countries
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
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/03/11 Refoulement and the systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in Hungary

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