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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!


Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Nova Slovenija – Krščanski demokrati
Slovenia
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2015/11/10 Covenant on Demographic Change
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2015/03/18 Partial ban on neonicotinoids
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides
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
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/09/25 Authorisation of pesticides during the transition period

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