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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)
Uniunea Democrată Maghiară din România
Romania
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/12/21 VP/HR - Vietnam's draft law on religion and belief
2015/09/24 Citizenship according to EU Law
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/12/21 VP/HR - EU-Laos Working Group on Human Rights and Governance
2015/12/21 VP/HR - EU-China Dialogue on Human Rights and detention of pastors in Zhejiang Province
2015/07/21 Selection procedure for the director of the Fundamental Rights Agency
2017/04/05 VP/HR - Extremist marches in Ukraine
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/05/27 Review of administrative decisions
2015/11/24 VP/HR - Recent incidents in Indonesia
2015/11/13 VP/HR - Recent incidents in Indonesia
2015/04/15 Freedom of assembly in Romania
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2016/06/20 Geo-blocking of broadcasts of sports events
2017/04/05 Internal political situation in Ukraine
2016/10/05 Overuse of industrial food enzymes in beer production

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