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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!

Non-attached Members
Front national
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2014/07/11 BNP Paribas forced to pay fine
2014/07/11 BNP Paribas forced to pay fine
2016/09/07 New laissez-passer for MEPs
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/10/13 EU funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation
2015/03/12 Funding of urban transport projects
2016/04/18 Visa exemption with the United States
2016/04/18 Penalties imposed on European firms by the United States and their repercussions
2015/02/26 Registration in France of a vehicle previously registered in another Member State
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2014/11/13 Ritual slaughter and animal suffering
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/03/12 Cultural heritage bought by foreign investors
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2015/05/30 Gulf airlines: unfair competition
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/11 Economic governance reform
2015/02/26 Opening up to competition and the isolation of local areas
2015/02/26 Opening up to competition and the issue of transport security