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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
The River
Greece
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Petitions Substitute peti
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/04/13 Violation of religious freedom in Turkey
2016/02/09 EU-Turkey Agreement on the refugee question
2015/12/22 Discrimination against refugees
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/05/29 Possible reopening of unit III of Ptolemaida steam-electric power station
2015/04/28 European Day against bullying
2015/04/15 Construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, Turkey
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/01/05 Funding for refugee shelters
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/05/08 Exorbitant electricity tariffs
2016/07/11 Greece - Technical Assistance
2015/03/31 Caesarean sections performed in Greece
2015/03/19 Rural development in Greece
2015/02/03 Damage caused by extreme weather conditions in Western Greece
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2014/11/27 VAT exemption for homes for the elderly
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2014/10/30 Supervised centres for the safe use of drugs
2014/10/02 Increasing social inequality in the EU
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/03/23 Infringement proceedings - land registry case C-601/10
2016/04/07 Expulsion of Greek journalists from their trade union
2015/11/18 European School Brussels III - Transfer of Greek Section
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/04/09 Spread of the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium
2014/10/09 Risk of spread of Ebola
2014/08/29 Young people and psychoactive substances
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/09/24 Volkswagen pollution emissions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/06/06 CAP and tobacco
2014/12/19 Air navigation service provider
2014/11/14 Air Navigation Service Provider
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism

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