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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Fine Gael Party
Ireland
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Development Substitute deve
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/12 EU travel card
2016/01/12 EU travel card
2016/10/20 EUREP's report on demolitions and confiscations
2016/08/23 2015 EU Youth Report
2016/05/31 Youth unemployment funding
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2015/09/30 Youth Guarantee
2015/08/31 Pension situation in the EU
2015/04/23 Postal service
2016/04/29 VAT rate on motorcycle helmets
2016/04/18 VAT rate applied to hairdressing and beauty services
2016/02/29 EU VAT system
2016/02/29 EU VAT system
2015/12/09 Erasmus
2015/10/27 VAT fraud
2016/09/29 Relocation of the European Medicines Agency
2016/08/24 European business awards
2016/06/30 UK staff
2016/05/31 European Taxpayer Identification Number
2016/04/27 Regulation of drones
2016/03/23 Commission's progress on epilepsy research
2016/02/29 Literacy in the EU
2016/02/29 European SMEs exporting to the US
2016/01/28 Financial regulation since the crisis
2016/01/22 European banking crisis
2015/12/02 Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on driving and resting periods
2015/11/05 Provision of drinking water in European airports
2015/09/23 European Progress Microfinance Facility
2015/05/13 The use of the term 'probiotic' on food products
2015/03/12 Cosmetic products
2015/01/22 Food waste
2015/01/22 Food allergen regulation
2014/11/28 Economic impact of European immigrants
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/07/05 State aid cases
2016/06/30 Member State budgetary contributions
2016/03/23 Virtual currencies
2015/05/12 Regulating Uber
2015/01/22 Donor coordination of development aid
2014/10/31 Regulating digital currencies
2016/11/29 Democracy in Bangladesh
2016/05/31 Motor insurance
2016/04/18 Deficit calculation
2015/11/05 Setanta Insurance
2015/06/16 Current environment for European insurance industry
2016/06/01 Cross-border healthcare directive
2015/12/10 Audit Reform Directive 2014/56/EU
2015/10/27 Cross-border healthcare implementation
2015/10/27 Cross-border healthcare
2015/08/31 Cross-border health care
2016/11/15 EU grant funding
2016/09/29 Irish whiskey
2016/08/23 EU action to support bereaved parents
2016/05/26 EU ban on plastic microbeads in cosmetics
2016/03/23 EU action on homelessness
2016/02/29 Whale hunting in the Faroe Islands
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/10/21 Irish NGO Funding
2015/05/20 Greenhouse gas emissions
2015/04/14 Standard variable mortgage rates
2015/01/22 EUR 315 billion investment plan
2015/01/06 Killing of four indigenous Papuan civilians
2014/12/08 Illegal killing of migrating birds
2014/10/31 Objections to Irish Government plan to legislate for plain cigarette packaging
2016/11/30 EU fiscal rules
2016/09/30 Importation of vehicles
2016/09/20 Proposed changes to EU visa law
2016/06/01 Transposition of EU law
2016/01/29 EU overflights
2015/11/05 German minimum wage law
2015/09/30 National identity cards
2015/08/31 Identity theft in the EU
2015/08/31 Standards for EU consumers
2015/08/28 Car rental pricing
2015/07/21 Car hire industry
2015/03/31 Subsidies available to tobacco growers
2015/02/26 Access to 'player' services of TV providers across the EU
2014/11/28 Additional charges when renting a car
2014/11/28 Undernutrition in 2015
2014/10/31 Roaming charges within the EU
2014/10/31 Complaints about car rental services
2016/12/01 Recommendations of Ireland's Expert Water Commission
2016/11/30 Post-programme surveillance for Ireland
2016/09/07 Suspension of water charges in Ireland
2016/07/25 Ireland's contribution to EU budget
2016/03/23 Using the EU budget for public sector reform
2016/03/09 Media pluralism in Ireland
2016/01/18 Water Framework Directive
2015/12/02 State aid - Ireland - Case C31/07 - EU Commission Final Decision of 15 October 2014
2015/10/16 Ireland's budget for 2016
2015/09/07 Ireland as a net contributor to the EU budget

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