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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 Relocation of asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy
2016/05/04 Providing visas to Syrian clergy without intention to request asylum
2015/08/19 VP/HR - conditions of detention of Mrs Victoire Ingabire in Rwanda
2017/04/24 Forced labour performed by North Koreans in the European Union
2014/11/20 'Flawed Fabrics' report on child labour and bonded labour in the Indian textile industry
2014/07/09 Mobile telephones and laptops on flights to the USA
2017/01/25 VP/HR - Discrimination against aid organisations active in India
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2016/02/03 Stress tests for nuclear power plants
2016/07/19 Implementation of landing obligation under the Common Fisheries Policy
2016/04/07 Detection of derailments
2016/04/07 VP/HR - Terrorist attack on Easter Sunday in Lahore
2014/11/12 Resistant bacteria in Asian farmed fish
2016/05/19 VP/HR - Human rights situation of Christians in Nigeria
2015/12/07 Driving licence forgery
2014/09/03 Cisgenesis
2014/07/22 French regulations on weekend rest periods in trucks
2016/12/08 Measures relating to non-industrial fishing for sea bass
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/23 Norway and Atlanto Scandic herring
2015/10/23 Norway and Atlanto Scandic herring
2016/05/25 Germany's law on the minimum wage and the infringement procedure
2014/12/02 Introduction of minimum wage in Germany
2017/04/18 Hunting of migratory bird species during spring in Malta
2015/12/14 Discussing trade and investment protection related issues at the UNFCC (COP21)
2015/09/21 VP/HR - Corruption in Uganda
2015/01/28 Blue whiting
2015/01/14 Toll on German waterways
2017/04/18 Visa fraud in Ukraine
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/04/19 Problems with air traffic control in Belgium
2016/04/14 Sixth progress report on the implementation by Ukraine of the action plan for visa-free travel

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