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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
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Culture and Education Substitute cult



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2015/02/12 Transposition of Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of the Council
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/12/07 Refugee Facility for Turkey
2015/04/16 Société Nationale Corse-Méditerranée (SNCM): economic continuity criteria in the context of the takeover of the company
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2016/07/25 Inclusion of a youth impact clause
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/02/02 Statute for a European mutual society
2014/12/16 The implementation of national, cantonal or communal 'preferences' for recruitment in Switzerland and the compatibility with the current agreement on the free movement of persons between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation
2014/11/10 Media visibility of Commission's work
2014/07/08 European citizens' initiative
2015/09/23 Young people, Erasmus and the 112 emergency call number
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2015/02/16 Commission's commitment to the social economy
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/01/27 Reform of copyright for libraries
2015/01/20 Odyssey of the cargo ship Blue Sky M, in particular its interception by Greek maritime authorities on 31 December 2014
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
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

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