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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Vlaams Belang
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/20 Action taken by the Spanish State with regard to the Catalan referendum
2017/06/27 Progress report 2016 Serbia - Justice and fundamental rights
2016/02/26 Multinationals and State aid
2016/02/09 Status of a successor state in the event of secession of a region
2015/09/23 Alternative financing via the European Investment Bank (EIB): state of play
2014/11/04 Turkey's ambiguous attitude to Islamic State (IS)
2016/04/05 Forced repatriation of illegal immigrants in 2015
2015/09/29 Urgent medical treatment for illegal immigrants
2015/09/29 Enforced repatriation of illegal immigrants
2015/08/31 Flood of illegal immigrants on the North Sea coast
2018/01/11 Findings of the European Court of Auditors regarding the support programmes for Greece
2015/07/24 Support and cohesion funds in the European Union
2015/06/30 European rules and Greek reality
2015/05/18 EFSI at the expense of European university research
2014/11/13 Ritual slaughter and animal suffering
2016/08/31 Diversion of migrants due to the EU's agreement on refugees with Turkey
2016/08/31 Resettlement of refugees
2015/10/02 Manipulation of replies to written questions
2015/09/29 Physical resistance to repatriation
2015/09/29 Catalonia as an EU and euro zone member
2015/07/23 Eurobonds and the euro crisis
2016/08/31 Cost of the EU's agreement with Turkey on dealing with refugees
2016/08/31 Implementation of the one-for-one principle in the EU agreement with Turkey on dealing with refugees
2016/10/07 VP/HR - Turkish censorship
2016/02/26 Abolition of cash
2015/07/23 The ESM and Greece
2015/02/24 EU aid to Zimbabwe
2014/10/31 Financial aid measures to the pig farming sector
2014/10/31 Delays to implementing acts