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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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/08 Reform of the electoral law of the European Union
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/09 Responsibility of the statutory auditor PWC
2015/01/09 Exoneration from responsibility under criminal and civil law for actions at EFSF
2014/10/10 Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 June 2002 relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise
2015/03/30 Real exchange rates in the EU
2015/01/09 Failure of the Luxembourg Public Prosecutor's office to act with regard to EFSF
2015/01/09 Supervision by the Luxembourg supervisory authorities
2015/02/27 Follow-up question on borrowing by the Commission
2015/02/27 Follow-up question on borrowing by the Commission
2015/07/03 Voting recommendation in the referendum in Greece
2015/04/14 Aid packages for Greece
2015/01/09 Liability of EFSF shareholders before US courts
2015/01/09 Need to inform members in the event of value adjustments being necessary at EFSF
2015/01/09 The EFSF's duty to file for insolvency
2015/01/09 Discrepancy between EFSF and accounting practices of banks and insurance companies
2014/11/04 Funding for so-called equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming schemes
2016/02/16 ESIF
2015/01/21 Dublin II Regulation
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/11/17 Readmissions pursuant to Article 13, paragraph 5, of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement of 23 June 2000
2015/05/08 Administrative costs of EU projects
2015/01/09 Applicability of IFRS to the EFSF rescue package
2014/09/10 Payability of outstanding commitments (RALs), broken down by financial year and respective creditors
2015/01/09 Impairment of Greece's debt to the EFSF
2015/01/09 Question about impairment of Greece's debt to the EFSF
2015/01/09 Impairment of Greece's debt to the EFSF
2016/04/25 Use of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance to tackle the migration crisis
2016/04/25 EU spending on external migration policy in neighbourhood countries

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