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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: 2018-07-05

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
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2015/10/09 State aid for culture and heritage conservation
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2015/10/07 Hungary - improper use of European funds and the migrant crisis
2014/12/19 Contracts concerning multimedia actions at threat of not being respected under the current 2015 EU budget
2018/04/26 Alfie Evans - free movement of patients within the EU
2016/02/23 Protection of human rights: the case of Italian family assistants
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/11/06 Defending and safeguarding cultural heritage in Syria
2017/07/11 Stopping damage to cultural heritage site Hasankeyf in Turkey
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/13 Criteria for safeguarding and protecting the safety of Erasmus students
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2014/10/09 'Mos Maiorum' joint operation and role played by Frontex
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2015/10/08 Dialogue among Member States on the rule of law
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2016/02/29 Planned property development in Vilnius