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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
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
International Trade Member inta
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2017/05/29 The 'Hohe Düne' case, Rostock-Warnemünde
2016/12/15 The 'Hohe Düne' case, Rostock-Warnemünde
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Concrete actions to help rebuild Kobanê
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
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
2016/04/11 Cost of CETA
2016/04/11 Cost of TTIP
2018/03/21 Investigation into financial fraud in the Republic of Moldova
2018/03/08 VP/HR - US plans to partition Syria
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/12/21 VP/HR - Torture and politically motivated detention of Mr Iskander Yerimbetov in the Republic of Kazakhstan
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
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
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
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