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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: 2018-07-05

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
Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/14 Monitoring of EU funding for renewable energy in Hungary
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
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/03/11 Refoulement and the systematic detention of migrants and asylum seekers in Hungary
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
2015/04/14 Transposition in Bulgaria of Directive 2010/64/EU on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings
2015/03/23 Intra-EU flights
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/03/20 Enforcement of the Code of Conduct for Computerised Reservation Systems
2016/02/17 Over 10 000 migrant children missing in Europe
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2017/11/23 Cybercrime Convention: the Commission's efforts to defend fundamental rights
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2014/11/06 Legalisation of 'hot returns' of immigrants in Spain

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