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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: 2018-07-05

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!


Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Debout la France
France
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Budgets Substitute budg
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2016/10/19 Relevance of a euro area budget
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2016/09/23 VP/HR - Hosting migrants in the European Union
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2016/01/26 Reorienting European economic policies in response to the slow-down in Chinese growth
2018/04/18 VP/HR - Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2018/04/18 Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2015/02/12 Involvement of HSBC in the Swiss leaks scandal
2015/12/16 Duty of discretion of EU Commissioners
2015/10/07 EIB loans to the Volkswagen Group / EU funding for car manufacturers
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2014/12/11 Glencore/EIB affair
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2015/03/27 Social aspects of economic governance
2017/04/11 Response to the deregulation of the banking sector announced in the United States
2017/03/02 Proceedings initiated against Italy for its excessive budgetary deficit
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/07/10 European banking reform proposal
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/02/12 Business services in the EU/PricewaterhouseCoopers
2014/12/11 Bank solvency ratios
2017/01/25 Financial transaction tax
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/09/10 Commission's position on establishing international tax rules
2015/03/19 Re-launch of securitisation
2014/12/11 European FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act)
2015/10/07 Unfair competition from airlines based in the Gulf
2014/07/31 Punishing benchmark manipulation

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