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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!

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
International Trade Substitute inta
Terrorism Substitute terr

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2014/09/11 VP/HR - Turkey's position on fighting IS
2014/07/25 Adverse impact on border regions of differing national tax and excise regimes
2015/04/28 Commissioner Moscovici's support for manifesto on EU economic governance
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2015/06/02 EU-Russia relations
2018/02/05 VP/HR - Taiwan Strait air route
2017/09/12 Aid from European Solidarity Fund to Sint Maarten following Hurricane Irma
2014/09/02 Proposal for the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor's Office in the light of the yellow card procedure
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Prosecution of Anwar Ibrahim, opposition leader in Malaysia
2014/07/25 Possible distortion of the market in Dutch premier league football by the NOS broadcaster
2017/03/09 VP/HR - Southern Cameroons
2017/02/27 VP/HR - Arrest of Senator Leila de Lima in the Philippines
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/26 VP/HR - Falklands/Malvinas
2017/04/05 VP/HR - Situation in Paraguay
2015/05/20 VP/HR - Political crisis in Burundi
2015/05/13 VP/HR - Political situation in Macedonia
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2017/11/06 GSP Cambodia
2017/09/04 VP/HR - Illegal arrest of Kem Sokha - CNRP Cambodia
2014/12/17 VP/HR - Violence against Armenian MP Aram Manukyan
2017/10/03 VP/HR - Corruption charges against Dorin Chirtoacă
2017/11/08 VP/HR - Arrest of Osman Kavala
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko