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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Italy
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Development Substitute deve



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
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2015/04/22 VP/HR - EU action against Boko Haram a year after the abduction of the schoolgirls from Chibok
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
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
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2015/05/11 VP/HR - Extradition of an Italian-Brazilian dual national
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2014/10/09 'Mos Maiorum' joint operation and role played by Frontex
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/02/08 Future of ACP countries' banana production
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals

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