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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)
Det Konservative Folkeparti
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/30 Late payments and access to public procurement in Italy
2014/12/04 Delays in public payments in Italy
2014/11/07 Enforcement of rules on national strategies for mobilising investment in building renovation
2014/10/29 Enforcement of rules on sulphur dioxide emissions from maritime shipping
2016/01/28 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2016/01/28 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2015/11/06 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2016/11/21 Competition situation on the mobile data roaming market
2015/09/24 Resale price maintenance in the hotel sector
2014/07/17 Competition in the insurance broking sector in the EU
2015/11/19 National taxation of EU funding
2015/05/05 Member States' reporting on final renewable energy consumption
2014/07/15 Changes to national support schemes for renewable energy
2016/10/04 Mandates for development of standards
2016/04/07 Mandates for development of standards
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2016/02/15 Extending the scope of Regulation No 1069/2009 to cover starfish
2015/06/16 Possibility of using fish meal from starfish as pig feed
2017/09/21 Cross-border recovery of student debt
2015/12/02 Rules on unbundling in the EU gas market - Directive 2009/73/EC
2015/10/21 Habitats Directive
2014/09/03 Relocation of abattoir jobs
2017/02/09 Insurance companies operating across borders