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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/12 Action against Croatia and Austria for violation of Treaty obligations
2015/10/30 Compulsory quotas for the relocation of asylum seekers and the EU's international obligations in the area of upholding human rights
2015/05/05 VP/HR - EEAS action on the use of forced labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2017/07/04 SME participation in DIAS tenders
2015/09/21 VP/HR - Palestinian NGOs' Code of Conduct and EU engagement in the Middle East peace process
2016/05/30 German Constitutional Court's judgment on bodies running German public-service television broadcaster ZDF
2016/03/02 VP/HR - Referendum in Tajikistan and the EU's reaction
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/06/25 Capital Markets Union in Central and Eastern Europe
2015/06/18 Exemptions from VAT and fuel charges for air carriers
2015/03/25 Socio-economic situation in Kosovo and Kosovan migration to European Union countries
2016/11/17 Commission decision on the OPAL pipeline
2017/05/16 Amendment to the French Public health code
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/25 Media freedom in Germany
2015/05/05 VP/HR - EU cooperation with Russia on military airlift
2016/02/25 Scientific grounds for the EU's climate policy
2014/10/10 VP/HR - Democratic opposition in Kazakhstan
2016/01/21 Impact of Nord Stream 2 on the gas market in the CEE region
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Vladimir Kozlov case