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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!




Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/06/04 Non-governmental organisations in the North West (UK) receiving direct or indirect funding from the EU
2015/06/04 Non-governmental organisations receiving funding in the North West (UK)
2015/06/04 What academic institutions receive funding in the North West (UK)?
2015/06/04 Academic institutions in the North West (UK) receiving direct or indirect funding from the EU
2015/06/04 Charities receiving funding in the North West (UK)
2015/06/04 Charities in the North West (UK) receiving direct or indirect funding from the EU
2015/06/04 Companies receiving funding in the North West (UK)
2015/06/04 Companies in the North West (UK) receiving direct or indirect funding from the EU
2015/06/04 Funding received by organisations in the North West (UK)
2015/06/04 Organisations in the North West (UK) receiving direct or indirect funding from the EU
2015/02/25 Piracy in West Africa
2014/11/12 EU to sue UK over banker bonus
2017/03/31 Funding
2017/03/31 Funding from departments to entities and bodies
2015/05/12 Funding for victim support
2015/05/12 Solidarity with EU countries in the event of war
2015/05/12 Croatian war crime suspects and EU accession
2015/05/12 Armenian Genocide denial and Turkey funding
2015/05/12 EU funding for projects named after notorious individuals
2015/02/25 Pre-accession funding
2015/02/25 OLAF investigations
2014/11/12 Calais and EU funding
2017/03/31 Immigration
2015/05/18 Drug-resistant TB and immigration
2015/05/12 Delaying immigration from accession states
2015/05/12 Euromed asylum and immigration
2014/11/12 Contracts in euros cleared in eurozone states
2014/11/12 Europol immunity from prosecution
2014/10/06 Top locations for immigration
2014/10/06 Migration death locations
2017/03/31 European Arrest Warrant
2017/03/31 European Arrest Warrant
2017/03/31 European Arrest Warrant
2015/05/12 European Arrest Warrant
2015/05/12 Commission staff gross misconduct
2015/05/12 Regulation of drone use at European level
2015/05/12 Directives on forestry and forest management
2015/05/12 European Chambers of Commerce
2015/02/25 Treaty provision for a European Banking Authority (EBA)
2015/02/25 European Banking Authority (EBA) and National Supervisory Authorities
2015/02/25 European Banking Authority (EBA) management
2017/05/08 Cost of losing EU citizens
2015/05/18 UK veto on burden sharing
2015/05/18 Pitot tubes and aviation safety
2015/05/18 Code-sharing agreements between airlines
2015/05/12 Visa liberalisation agreements with the Western Balkans
2015/05/12 Withdrawal from the ECHR
2015/05/12 Refusal to participate in evidence sharing
2015/02/25 Language tests for EU citizens
2015/02/25 Free movement within the European Economic Area (EEA)
2015/02/25 Visa-free travel for all EU citizens
2015/02/25 Heritage Foundation - Index of Economic Freedom
2015/02/25 Data Protection and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/02/25 Court of Auditors - removal from office
2015/05/26 Working Groups - Membership criteria
2015/05/18 Working groups - numbers and size
2015/05/18 Working groups - NGOs
2015/05/12 Previous applications for EU membership rejected
2015/05/12 Macro financial assistance criteria
2015/05/12 EU candidate status criteria
2015/02/25 Banning groups
2014/12/09 VAT (cross-border internet sales within the single market)
2014/12/09 VAT (cross-border sales within the single market)
2015/05/18 Mass amnesties for illegal immigrants
2015/05/13 Council voting system
2015/05/12 Sanctions against Russia but not Ukraine
2015/05/12 Council sanctions against Lashkar-e-Taiba
2015/05/12 Suspension of voting rights in the Council
2014/10/06 Immigrant deaths
2017/05/08 EU citizenship
2015/05/12 Canadian tar sands and the Energy Efficiency Directive
2015/05/12 EU assistance to international courts
2015/02/25 Asylum seekers and destroyed documents
2015/02/25 Vote on the EU Asylum Qualification Directive
2015/02/25 Poverty as grounds for asylum
2014/11/12 Frontex drones
2014/10/06 Frontex costs
2014/10/06 Person in charge of Frontex

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