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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Social Democrata
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2018/04/30 Integrity of the electoral campaign for the May 2019 European Parliament elections
2018/04/05 Facebook scandal and data protection
2017/09/19 Violation of European consumers' rights by Ryanair
2016/01/06 Increase in bank charges
2015/09/21 European emergency number and digital single market
2014/12/11 Data protection - United States decision
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2016/01/04 CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2015/12/11 VP/HR - CIA renditions, special tribunals and Guantánamo Bay
2018/04/18 Public procurement for the Gronda di Genova bypass project
2017/05/16 Resettling of refugees in Portugal
2017/01/10 Commission support for the Health Parliament Portugal project
2015/11/05 Refugee crisis - temporary redistribution mechanism
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2016/02/17 Schengen - Austria
2016/02/08 Schengen - Greece
2016/02/05 Schengen - Greece
2017/01/13 Slovenian law on the reintroduction of border controls
2017/01/10 Assignment of experts to DG REGIO
2014/10/16 Frontex joint operation 'Triton'
2018/03/23 Mid-term and future evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme
2016/07/14 Evaluation of the Schengen area
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/10/31 Attendance at meetings concerning the capitalisation of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos
2016/04/27 Racism and xenophobia in Poland
2016/03/16 State aid - financial sector
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty