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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Platforma Obywatelska
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Development Member deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/17 A comprehensive approach to pastoralism in Africa
2017/03/28 Failure by the Commission to examine a complaint under Article 102 TFEU within a reasonable time
2015/11/19 Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
2017/02/24 The correlation between Bisphenol A and diabetes
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2015/10/08 VP/HR - The participation of Burundian troops in AMISOM
2015/10/08 VP/HR - The consultation process with Burundi
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2014/09/30 VP/HR - EEAS action regarding the case of Mr Vladimir Kozlov's detention
2015/09/03 VP/HR - Forcible transfer of civilians and accountability for the destruction of EU-funded humanitarian infrastructure, including in Susya
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2017/02/08 Future of ACP countries' banana production
2016/04/05 Resolution on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in developing countries
2015/01/30 EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes
2015/01/05 Proposal for a regulation on conflict minerals (COM(2014)0111)
2017/08/28 The FIBA Europe basketball organisation and the basketball Euroleague schedule
2016/12/07 Central African Republic and Bekou Trust Fund
2016/04/27 International Basketball Federation
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2016/04/14 EuropeAid Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) call 2016, published on 18 March 2016
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/12/10 Keeping the 116000 helpline open
2017/04/04 FLEGT Action Plan and tackling corruption
2015/09/15 Programme for Action
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme