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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/07 Destruction of cultural sites perpetrated by ISIS/Daesh
2015/04/07 Destruction of cultural sites perpetrated by ISIS/Daesh
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/29 Planned property development in Vilnius
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
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq
2016/07/13 Criteria for safeguarding and protecting the safety of Erasmus students
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2015/10/07 Hungary - improper use of European funds and the migrant crisis
2017/07/11 Stopping damage to cultural heritage site Hasankeyf in Turkey
2015/10/09 State aid for culture and heritage conservation
2016/07/13 European Voluntary Service
2016/07/05 Match-fixing
2015/10/08 Dialogue among Member States on the rule of law
2014/10/09 'Mos Maiorum' joint operation and role played by Frontex
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/02/23 Acts of vandalism in the city of Rome by Dutch hooligans
2014/12/19 Contracts concerning multimedia actions at threat of not being respected under the current 2015 EU budget
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors