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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
SMER-Sociálna demokracia
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/07/14 European Year of Cultural Heritage
2016/05/12 Partnership agreements on fisheries
2016/04/20 European Year for Development 2015
2016/04/20 European external action delegations
2016/01/25 Staffing at the European Border and Coast Guard
2016/04/20 Review of development aid policy
2015/10/27 EU return policy for 2015
2016/12/06 Equalisation of labour costs
2016/02/08 Missing children of refugees
2016/01/25 Information campaign on conditions for refugees
2015/10/15 Youth employment
2015/04/23 Compulsory vaccination of children
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2016/01/25 Operation of the 'hotspot' crisis centres
2016/01/25 Cooperation between the EU and the UN to resolve the migration crisis
2015/06/25 Greece's asylum capacity
2015/06/18 Development assistance and human rights
2015/03/31 Monitoring financial assistance
2015/12/16 Conclusions of the Paris agreement on climate protection
2015/09/03 Dealing with the migrant issue
2015/03/31 Macroeconomic conditionality and the Structural Funds
2015/03/31 Protection of water resources
2015/03/31 Abolishing roaming charges
2015/09/03 Loopholes in the Schengen area
2014/07/02 Reducing lorry traffic in the EU
2015/05/28 EU grants
2015/05/21 Standard card for seniors
2016/02/09 Living conditions of female asylum seekers and migrants
2016/01/25 Dismantling criminal networks of smugglers
2015/09/03 Trafficking networks and migrants
2015/06/10 Arms embargo on Libya, Syria and Iraq
2015/05/21 Measures relating to distribution of migrants
2014/10/16 EU's preparedness for deadly epidemics