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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Parti démocratique
Luxembourg
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Development Member deve
Budgets Substitute budg
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/06/25 Application of French residence tax to foreign students
2017/04/04 FLEGT Action Plan and tackling corruption
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2014/10/23 Repercussions of the current situation of the global cereals market on developing countries
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/25 Exemption from the radio and TV licence fee for Luxembourgers studying in Germany
2017/05/11 Intelligence sharing arrangements with Cape Verde
2014/12/19 Financing of World Food Programme food vouchers for Syrian refugees
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2017/05/18 Validity of EU passport after a Member State has left the EU
2015/10/15 Ebola relapse
2016/06/16 European Development Fund as a financial instrument for the Partnership Framework on migration
2015/10/22 European emergency number 112 in cross-border areas
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/11/19 Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa

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