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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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/12/22 Point of order - failure to meet deadline for reply
2015/12/22 Parliamentary questions procedure - failure to comply with the deadline for responding
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2018/05/28 State of transposition of the Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data
2018/06/15 VP/HR - Pakistan and GSP+: detention of blogger Ayaz Nizami
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/09 Interoperability of information systems for combating serious crime and terrorism
2018/02/07 Protection of the 'leather' designation
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/10/26 Request for answer on the state of play of a case involving lighting manufacturers against the Dutch company Philips
2017/07/19 EU action following the liberation of Mosul
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2018/05/23 NGOs' resources and the financing of terrorism
2015/10/07 Operation RABIT and the European Corps of Border Guards
2015/09/29 Distribution of the EU's financial contribution in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi