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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)
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2014/12/03 Commission initiatives for the EU pharmaceutical sector
2016/07/08 New rules of the Union Customs Code
2015/05/06 EU-wide 'once only' principle for citizens
2017/09/28 Payment Service Directive II and screen scraping
2016/03/18 VP/HR - Spanish Government consent to Russian warships using Ceuta's port facilities
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2014/12/09 EU VAT for service providers
2014/10/07 EGF and Russian embargo
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
2016/04/12 Regulation (EU) 2015/751
2015/10/19 Introduction of an export exception (waiver) within the existing Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
2016/05/19 Problems encountered in Italy by hauliers of the Lithuanian National Road Carriers Association (LINAVA)
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2015/09/25 Mobility of fitness professionals
2015/06/24 Fitness Sector Qualification Framework
2016/12/14 EFSI and its further development in Member States - a follow-up question
2016/11/14 EFSI and its further development in Member States
2015/06/30 Member States' taxpayers' support to Greece
2017/07/05 Future legislation on virtual currencies by the Commission
2017/05/16 Cheaper water at airports in the EU
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/12 Minimum hourly wage applying in Germany
2014/10/10 Rental in accordance with EU law
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2014/12/08 Internal electricity market