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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!

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Fianna Fáil Party
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/04 Tackling food fraud in Europe
2016/11/22 Tackling unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2015/04/09 Tackling food fraud in the European Union
2014/12/09 Discriminatory practices in the after-sales car network in Ireland, and consumer choice
2014/12/09 Discriminatory practices in the aftersales car network in Ireland
2016/11/22 Impact of EU trade deals on Ireland's beef sector
2015/02/05 Farm safety data
2015/02/04 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations and transparency
2014/07/28 Live cattle export trade between Ireland and the UK
2014/07/15 Impact assessment and international trade deals
2017/02/16 Tax exemptions for mountain rescue equipment
2014/07/10 VAT on mountain rescue equipment
2016/10/07 Case C-361/14 P Commission v. McBride
2016/10/07 Case C-361/14 P Commission v. McBride
2018/05/16 Regulation of vulture funds
2018/03/07 Regulation of vulture funds
2017/03/27 Imports of contaminated meat products from Brazil
2016/12/15 EU action to address the crisis in Aleppo
2016/12/02 Crisis in cereals and tillage sector
2016/11/21 PKU (phenylketonuria) and access to low protein foods in the EU
2016/10/10 Access to information for farmers with learning disabilities
2016/05/02 Availability of and access to financial instruments in the agricultural sector
2015/04/09 Poverty and social exclusion in rural areas
2014/11/24 Internet access in rural Ireland
2014/07/15 Rural development and the LEADER programme in Ireland
2014/07/10 The future of rural post offices in Ireland
2016/09/08 Differentiation between editorial and advertorial content: unfair commercial practices
2017/06/06 EU citizens and cybersecurity threats
2015/04/30 Quota for nationally produced music
2018/04/30 Single market for mortgages
2015/02/05 Compensation for Irish farmers adversely affected by designation under the Bird and Habitat Directive
2014/10/14 Dangerous plastics and their environmental impact
2014/10/14 Fluoridation of Irish drinking water