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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: 2017-10-16

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)
Les Républicains
France
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/06/19 Protection of workers exposed to pesticides during crop spraying
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/02/06 Legislation on protection of the grey wolf (Canis lupus)
2014/07/11 Publication of the Transatlantic Partnership negotiating mandate
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/04/06 Use and trafficking of blank passports stolen in Syria, Iraq and Libya
2015/12/03 Cutting off terrorism financing
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/07 Exception for research and education in the revision of the Infosoc Directive 2001/29/EC
2015/11/19 Labelling products manufactured in the 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' with the label 'Israeli settlement'
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
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
2015/06/04 Written Declaration 0004/2015 on Establishing a European Year on Combating Violence against Women
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2015/12/08 Pre-accession funding for Turkey
2016/12/09 Situation of divorced women following the decease of their former spouses
2015/10/28 Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges (the proposed 'women-on-boards directive')
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/02/23 Granting market economy status to the People's Republic of China
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2015/02/26 Copyright and negotiations on the TTIP

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