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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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
L'union pour les Outremer
France
Magic Circle
Regional Development Vice-Chair regi
Budgets Member budg
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi
Budgetary Control Substitute cont



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/10/22 Massacre of dolphins in the Faroe Islands (Grindadráp)
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2014/12/18 Analysis of the impact of sugar quota expiry on the European Union sugar market
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/06/22 Publication of the results of the fitness check on Natura 2000 legislation
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/12/07 Japanese whaling in the Antarctic
2016/04/20 Closing down of the special Outermost Regions Unit in the Commission
2016/03/18 Biased glyphosate residue levels in food
2015/05/08 Tobacco agreements
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2016/06/16 Key objectives for the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa)
2016/06/16 Key objectives for the CITES CoP17 meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa)
2014/11/05 Increase in cut-price imports in the outermost regions (OR) in the wake of the Russian embargo
2015/10/07 ECJ ruling in case C-362/14 of 6 October 2015
2015/01/30 Alcohol strategy
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems

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