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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



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
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/12/07 Refugee Facility for Turkey
2015/10/23 Application of EU road transport rules: information exchange systems and the establishment of a European Agency for the Commercial Transport of Goods by Road
2015/10/08 Adoption of new rules on identity photos for travel documents
2016/09/05 Use of OBD system data in real-time measurement of emissions from motor vehicles
2016/09/05 Penalties provided for under Article 46 of Directive 2007/46/EC establishing a framework for the approval of motor vehicles
2016/04/27 The development of autonomous vehicles
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
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
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/07/13 Allegations of illegal espionage by the German Federal Intelligence Service
2015/04/16 Société Nationale Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM): economic continuity criteria in the context of the takeover of the company
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/10/27 Gradual relaxation of visas between Ukraine and the European Union
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2014/12/09 Living conditions for migrants and asylum seekers in administrative detention
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2014/11/04 Period of detention for migrants and asylum seekers
2016/09/05 Definition of normal vehicle use
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/11/09 Refugees allegedly repelled by Greek coastguard
2015/03/31 Impact of current trade negotiations with Japan on the European transport industry
2015/03/31 Effects on Europe's transport sector of an investment agreement with China
2014/09/30 Combating social dumping in the transport industry
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2014/12/09 Frontex and the respect for fundamental rights
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/10/02 Future package on legal economic migration
2015/05/21 Report on cooperation between regulatory bodies in accordance with Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a single European railway
2015/02/16 Visa reciprocity: discrimination on the grounds of origin
2014/11/14 Modernisation of Convention 108 of the Council of Europe on the protection of personal data
2014/10/07 Advances in the technical component of the fourth railway package
2014/09/30 Rail networks in south-east Europe

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