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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Germany
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Vice-Chair libe
Terrorism Member terr
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/31 Surveillance of lawyers in the EU
2016/07/11 Internet censorship in Turkey
2016/11/04 Microsoft/LinkedIn merger
2016/01/27 Returning migrants/refugees to war-torn countries
2017/02/08 Response to Parliament's resolution requesting protection for Edward Snowden
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2017/03/20 Enforcement of the Code of Conduct for Computerised Reservation Systems
2016/07/04 Implementation of the Flood Risk Management Directive as regards the rivers Este and Lühe
2016/02/10 World Check database listing individuals as linked to terrorism
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
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2016/07/11 Protection of personal data in Turkey
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey

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