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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
International Trade Member inta
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/29 The 'Hohe Düne' case, Rostock-Warnemünde
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/15 The 'Hohe Düne' case, Rostock-Warnemünde
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2016/04/11 Cost of CETA
2016/04/11 Cost of TTIP
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2016/02/18 Child and exploitative labour in gold and cobalt mining
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Concrete actions to help rebuild Kobanê
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/11/16 Carbon bubble
2015/06/25 Carbon bubble
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan