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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: 2017-01-31

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



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/07/01 The Addis Ababa Conference and Innovative Financing for Development
2014/12/19 Financing of World Food Programme food vouchers for Syrian refugees
2016/06/16 European Development Fund as a financial instrument for the Partnership Framework on migration
2015/11/19 Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2015/04/15 Clarification of the procedure for ratifying the TTIP
2015/10/21 The Kunduz hospital airstrikes and the protection of humanitarian workers
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/06/25 Application of French residence tax to foreign students
2014/10/23 Repercussions of the current situation of the global cereals market on developing countries
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/10/22 European emergency number 112 in cross-border areas
2015/10/15 Ebola relapse
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
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

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