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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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2016/01/27 Dutch Presidency's culture and education priorities
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2016/06/27 Private copying levies
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/11/05 Sivens Dam: justified use of EU funds?
2017/07/04 Unacceptable behaviour of Mr Juncker
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/11/30 French beekeeping
2015/04/10 Change in French farmers' incomes since the CAP reform of 1992
2015/04/10 Lack of support from the CAP for French farmers
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2016/05/10 Protection of personal data in the context of the TTIP negotiations
2015/02/24 Supposed convergence of European and US standards
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2016/01/21 Right to be forgotten by Google
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/04/08 Increase in the number of judges at the Court of Justice
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/11 Territorial cohesion and the investment plan for Europe
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/01/27 Financing of the Erasmus+ programme
2015/02/23 Commission programme on immigration
2016/07/07 Proposal to make Turkish an official language of the EU
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2014/11/13 Ritual slaughter and animal suffering

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