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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: 2017-01-31

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Arbetarepartiet- Socialdemokraterna
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Vice-Chair empl
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2016/02/23 Relocation of refugees from Sweden to other Member States
2015/05/07 Youth Employment Initiative - need for swift implementation at Member State level
2014/11/05 Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive
2014/07/08 Implementation of Youth Employment Initiative in Sweden
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2014/11/05 Employment and social aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy
2014/11/05 Employment and social aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2015/07/17 'Rule shopping' with a view to avoiding collective agreements
2015/03/12 Review and extension of the Commission Recommendation of 12 March 2014 on a new approach to business failure and insolvency, with regard to family insolvency and second chances for individuals and households
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/07/11 VP/HR - Organ theft in China
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2015/02/26 Employment conditions including minimum rates of pay applicable to the transport sector
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/01/22 Promotion of employee financial participation
2014/11/05 The EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020