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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Independent
Romania
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Vice-Chair empl
Human Rights Substitute droi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/19 Conditionality of macro-financial assistance to the Republic of Moldova
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/05/12 Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/06/05 Fight against all forms of illegal labour exploitation
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Increasing tensions between Colombia and Venezuela
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2014/10/07 EGF and Russian embargo
2017/03/30 Social rights for police officers across Europe
2017/03/28 Police force rights
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/02/04 Implementation of the German minimum wage law (MiLog)
2015/05/21 German Minimum Wage Act - infringement procedure
2015/01/28 Need to modernise the EU-Chile Association Agreement
2015/01/28 VP/HR - Need to modernise the EU-Chile Association Agreement
2016/05/03 Loi Macron
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt

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