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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
Feministiskt initiativ
Sweden
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Bahraini Court of Cassation rejects appeal of two men sentenced to death on the basis of confessions obtained under duress
2015/07/21 Violent protests against the Roma in Bulgaria
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/01/12 Compatibility of the Commission proposal on a common list of 'safe countries of origin' of asylum seekers with EU law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights (CFR)
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2016/02/15 Directive on freedom of movement
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/01/23 Evictions of Roma in Sweden
2016/03/14 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/14 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2016/07/01 Fight against anti-Gypsyism
2015/01/15 German law denying anti-Gypsyism as basis to grant asylum

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