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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
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/03/19 Legal instruments for combating structural fund fraud
2014/11/12 Request for clarification and information on the current state of air pollution and asbestos contamination in Sicily
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2015/09/10 Right to freedom of movement for minors within the Schengen area
2015/09/10 Identity document requirements for citizens wishing to board internal flights within the Schengen area
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/12/09 Equal treatment in employment and working conditions
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2015/04/09 Child Rights Strategy (2015-2020)
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/02/12 New accessions to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
2015/01/29 Cybercrime and the Budapest Convention
2015/06/25 Regulating conflicts of jurisdiction and preventing the ne bis in idem principle
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2016/11/09 Situation of persons with disabilities in the EU and application of the CRPD
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/02/02 Confiscation
2014/12/09 Occupational health and safety
2014/07/25 Migratory flows to Italian coastal areas