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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
Germany
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Petitions Substitute peti
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/12/17 European statute of association
2015/12/17 Regulation (EU) No 537/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific requirements regarding statutory audit of public-interest entities
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/01/19 Safety of the Tihange nuclear power station
2016/05/03 Interoperability of information systems and interconnection of all EU databases for the fight against serious crime and terrorism
2016/03/02 Quality of data on waste
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2015/09/24 State aid for Polish manufacturers of windows and doors
2014/11/17 Implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive - adoption of implementing acts by the Commission
2017/07/27 Mutual recognition of eco-stickers
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2015/10/07 Consequences of the European Court of Justice ruling invalidating the US Safe Harbour decision
2014/12/15 Safe Harbour
2014/09/23 Trapping of birds in Malta
2016/06/17 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
2016/03/01 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
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
2016/07/06 Financing NGOs with EU funding
2016/07/12 Promoting digital education in Europe
2015/03/03 Volunteering for older people and pensioners
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2014/09/29 Implementation of the 'Europe for Citizens' programme

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