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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség-Keresztény Demokrata Néppárt
Hungary
Magic Circle
Human Rights Vice-Chair droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Petitions Substitute peti



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake Up Europe'
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake up Europe'
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake up Europe'
2015/12/21 Registration of the European Citizens' Initiative 'Wake Up Europe'
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/02/24 Anti-minority policy in Targu Mures/Marosvásárhely, Romania
2015/12/03 Forest governance in the context of climate change and property restitution in Romania
2017/04/05 Internal political situation in Ukraine
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2015/01/28 Compensation in the Verespatak (Roşia Montană) goldmine project
2014/11/27 The case of Fr. Fausto 'Pops' Tentorio in the Philippines
2015/09/30 VP/HR - Armenian civilians killed in attacks by Azerbaijani forces
2017/04/24 How will the Commission tackle the constant discrimination against ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania?
2015/07/16 VP/HR - United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review
2017/04/05 VP/HR - Extremist marches in Ukraine
2016/05/12 VP/HR - NGO Law adopted in China on 28 April 2016
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns

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