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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
International Trade Chair inta
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/22 Court of Justice ruling of 16 May 2017 on EU-Singapore FTA
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/03/16 EU-MERCOSUR: The way forward in the Association Agreement's trade negotiations
2015/12/07 Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
2015/09/30 Human rights in EU-Vietnam trade negotiations
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/05/04 State of play of the implementation of the Sustainability Compact in Bangladesh
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2014/11/17 Forwarding of private data
2014/11/06 Export controls in respect of dual-use items
2016/09/09 Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation - an EU agenda for action
2016/01/19 Commercial relationship between the EU and China and market economy status
2015/04/17 Introduction of WLTP
2015/02/27 Future industrial strategy
2016/07/20 Parliamentary oversight and civil society monitoring of the SADC-EU EPA
2015/03/26 Discrimination against EU citizens
2016/11/10 Environmental Goods Agreement
2016/09/27 EU competition law
2015/04/23 Goods from third countries in relation to TTIP
2014/09/24 Labelling of goods from Western Sahara
2017/03/24 Increase in Norwegian duties on agricultural products/recent negotiations on the fish trade protocol (2016/0052(NLE))
2016/05/25 US sanctions impacting EU business in Iran
2015/12/01 UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration
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
2014/09/03 Noise emissions directive
2016/01/26 Sustainable development provisions of the EU-West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement
2016/11/15 European Consensus on Development: the role of fair trade
2014/07/02 Illegal wildlife trade
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa