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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/06/24 Follow-up to the Action Lines for Bolstering the Business of Liberal Professions
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/09/10 Google antitrust case: procedure for access to information - Article 8(1) of Regulation 773/2004
2014/09/09 Google antitrust case: penalty requirement
2017/08/31 Rules contravening EU legislation on freedom to provide services
2016/06/07 Statement of Objections on Android fails to mention Gmail
2015/12/16 Confusion regarding the rules on the provision of support for renewable energy projects
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2016/06/10 Data use and insight into user activity through webmail and messaging, social networks, search engines and internet-based advertising
2015/07/16 Damage to stone and soft fruit caused by the spread of the spotted-winged drosophilia fly
2016/11/04 Microsoft/LinkedIn merger
2016/02/24 The current situation regarding the market for windows made from synthetic materials
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/12/16 Different fire safety standards for upholstered furniture in the internal market
2016/07/12 ECNplus, boosting the enforcement and sanctioning powers of National Competition Authorities (NCAs)
2015/11/25 Updating of the Commission notice on the definition of relevant market for the purposes of Community competition law
2017/01/31 Transitional period in Directive 1999/5/EC and necessary harmonisation work being undertaken by the European Technical Standards Institute (ETSI) to implement Directive 2014/53/EU
2015/06/29 Implementation of Article 20 (2) Service Directive and Article 8 (3) Directive on Consumer Rights
2014/12/09 Assessing the future relevance of the Commercial Agents Directive
2016/10/25 Recent cyber attacks on banks
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2017/01/11 Roll out of smart electricity meters
2016/05/24 Better consumer information on EU furniture products
2016/01/13 Information about the influx of refugees from Africa and the Commission's response
2015/07/17 Standardisation of medical services