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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!


European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Liberal-Conservative Refomists
Germany
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Development Substitute deve



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2015/09/25 Commission criteria for identifying unlawful state aid
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/04 State aid assessment of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2014/12/11 Further question about investor-state dispute settlement provisions
2014/10/29 Investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement
2015/06/15 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/15 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/06/01 Reform of the electoral law of the European Union
2016/05/25 Germany's law on the minimum wage and the infringement procedure
2015/07/21 Expanded public urban transport with universal accessibility
2015/04/09 EU funding scheme disbursements to Germany
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/08/22 European Parliament resolution on Nigeria and the recent attacks by Boko Haram (2014/2729 (RSP))
2017/05/11 Commission growth forecasts for Greece
2016/09/27 Effective tax rate for Apple's competitors in Ireland
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/10/20 EFSM bridging loan for Greece
2015/06/29 Valuation of Greece's sovereign debt
2016/09/14 Results of the EBA stress tests
2016/09/14 Results of the EBA stress tests
2016/04/07 The Commission's right of initiative
2014/10/16 Reiteration of question on Commissioners' pensions
2014/07/17 EU Commissioners' pensions
2015/09/25 TAXE Special Committee: documents requested
2015/04/21 Follow-up question on the 'EU: Working for you' information campaign
2015/03/30 Real exchange rates in the EU
2015/01/27 EU publicity campaign 'Working for you'
2015/02/27 Follow-up question on borrowing by the Commission
2015/02/27 Follow-up question on borrowing by the Commission
2014/12/11 Borrowing by the Commission
2016/07/06 Publication of economic models for assessment of the budgetary situation of euro area Member States
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/06/18 Assessment of the measures taken by France under the EDF
2015/03/31 Contingent assets and potential liabilities of the EU Member States
2014/12/03 2015 Draft Budgetary Plans - Calculation of the 'fiscal effort'
2014/11/24 Russian counter-sanctions

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