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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V.
Germany
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Budgetary Control Substitute cont



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/10/06 Internal security in the EU - progress made and challenges remaining following a year of unprecedented terrorist attacks
2016/10/06 Internal security in the EU - progress made and challenges remaining following a year of unprecedented terrorist attacks
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2014/12/17 Way forward for Frontex
2016/11/21 Closure of the British American Tobacco (BAT) plant in Bayreuth
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2014/09/17 Implementation of the new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2015/04/21 Latest migrant ships tragedies in the Mediterranean
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2016/05/03 Interoperability of information systems and interconnection of all EU databases for the fight against serious crime and terrorism
2015/10/07 Consequences of the European Court of Justice ruling invalidating the US Safe Harbour decision
2014/12/17 Fight against child sexual abuse on the internet
2016/06/17 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
2016/03/01 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities

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