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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)
Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Budgets Substitute budg
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/02 Relocation of the European Medicines Agency headquarters after the UK's decision to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union
2016/06/30 How to fully unlock the potential of the European tourism sector?
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/01/30 Participation by young people in the legislative process and decision making in the EU
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
2016/03/29 Existing projects or initiatives on global mobility for young entrepreneurs
2016/02/25 Undeclared work among the young - country statistics and measures
2015/11/24 Improving Member States' participation and success rates vis-à-vis Horizon 2020
2015/02/26 Recognition of secondary and tertiary educational qualifications in the EU Member States
2016/02/18 Compensation for businesses owing to roadblocks at the Greek/Bulgarian borders
2015/11/20 Definition of 'refugee', 'asylant' and 'asylum applicant'
2016/01/25 Structural Reform Support Programme
2017/01/20 The budget and human resources
2015/11/24 Improving progress on the Youth Employment Initiative across the EU
2015/11/24 EU budget oriented to performance and results
2017/08/31 Ending double standards in foodstuffs in the EU
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/07/03 Application of financial corrections and conclusions on the quality of the management and control systems in Bulgaria
2015/07/20 Standardised EU public procurement procedures concerning funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
2015/05/21 Administrative burdens associated with EU funding