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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!


Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Platforma Obywatelska
Poland
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/16 EU-Japan cooperation in the field of space technology
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2017/05/09 Follow-up in response to changes to the VAT Directive as regards rates of VAT applied to books, newspapers and periodicals
2015/05/13 VP/HR - Schedule for preparations for the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw
2016/11/21 Use of EU space programmes in the security and defence sector
2015/12/18 Plans for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency
2015/12/18 VP/HR - Defensive potential of satellite systems in the Global CFSP Strategy
2016/12/20 Inclusion of the Joint Research Centre in the work of establishing specific criteria appropriate to the cultural and creative sectors
2015/05/13 Using the Copernicus system to monitor cultural heritage objects
2014/12/16 The maximum amount of financing for cultural infrastructure under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2014-2020
2014/11/04 Maximum funding for cultural infrastructure under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2014-2020
2017/08/29 European Defence Industrial Development Programme
2017/06/16 Plans to promote the European Solidarity Corps in the Member States
2017/09/14 Future of the European Humanities University in Vilnius
2015/09/30 Possibility of controlling drones through the Galileo and Copernicus systems
2015/09/30 Regulation on the use of drones for civil purposes
2015/01/13 Terms for cooperation between museums in the European Union
2016/12/20 Geographical imbalances in the distribution of funds under the Creative Europe programme
2016/11/21 Implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/06/29 Communication concerning the budget procedure
2016/02/24 EU budget arrears
2016/02/09 VP/HR - Framework agreement on cooperation between the EU and Eurocorps
2015/08/14 Precise interpretation of paragraph 20 of the Commission Communication entitled 'Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (2014/C 198/01)
2015/05/13 VP/HR - Eurocorps participation in EU action

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