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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség-Keresztény Demokrata Néppárt
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Human Rights Substitute droi
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/05/12 Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/04/13 Wake up, Europe! - European Citizens' Initiative
2016/04/13 'Wake up, Europe!' European Citizens' Initiative
2015/03/17 Tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe
2016/11/24 Principle of 'equal pay for equal work'
2015/11/24 European emergency number 112 and roaming access for disabled people
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2015/10/22 Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2015/01/22 Missing children hotline: 116000
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2016/11/08 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and an EU framework on chronic diseases
2016/09/02 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and disabilities
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2015/05/08 Strategic analysis of development programmes
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/02/26 Ratification and implementation of WIPO Treaty
2015/09/25 Access for deaf people to airport services
2014/12/02 Employment of people with disabilities at the EU institutions
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/12/03 Accessibility of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism