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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Lista Tsipras-L'Altra Europa
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/08/29 Crime of torture
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/05/30 Transposition of Directive 2013/30/EU into Italian law
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2017/11/06 Defending and safeguarding cultural heritage in Syria
2016/09/28 Bahamas Leaks
2014/11/14 Management of solid urban waste in the Region of Campania
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/11 Public order management during the demonstration of workers from the AST steelworks in Terni
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2016/04/26 500 refugees missing in the Mediterranean Sea
2016/04/08 Upholding freedom of expression, as enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/03/31 Possibility of making amendments to and extending motorway concessions in the 'Unlock Italy' Decree
2015/01/30 Unclear accounting for European funds used by the company LTF s.a.s.
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/11/21 TTIP - Cultural exception, cultural services and products
2016/06/20 Fires in Sicily
2016/06/20 Fires in Sicily
2017/01/12 Media literacy
2016/10/20 Mediaworks' suspension of the publication of Népszabadság
2016/06/01 Meridiana and worker protection
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/13 Unlawful use of force at Pozzallo and Lampedusa reception centres, Italy, to collect migrants' fingerprints - including those of minors - for identification purposes