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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Suomen Keskusta
Finland
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Budgets Substitute budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/07/16 Russian import bans and the farmers affected by them
2014/10/30 Compensation package promised to dairy producers in Finland and Baltic states as a result of Russia's import restrictions
2014/10/30 Compensation package promised to dairy producers in Finland and Baltic states as a result of Russia's import restrictions
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2015/11/20 Revision of the Firearms Directive (91/477/EEC)
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/02/10 Preservation of Member States' right of self-determination in connection with investment protection under TTIP
2015/01/26 Commission's estimate of the impact of TTIP on different sectors of Europe's labour market
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/12/19 Safeguarding compliance with air quality legislation
2016/02/25 Mandatory indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for certain foods
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2016/04/07 Arctic Information Centre
2015/11/06 The upcoming Arctic communication
2016/10/19 National taxation for health reasons and relationship to EU State aid rules
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/04/23 Duty of doctors to notify airline pilots' state of health
2014/12/10 Humanitarian aid for Ukraine

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