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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: 2017-10-16

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)
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Budgets Substitute budg
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/06/02 Best Available Technique (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP Bref) under the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED)
2016/03/03 Infringement proceedings
2017/02/02 Antidumping and countervailing duties on solar panels
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2016/03/03 The Nature directives
2016/01/25 The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and the EU's new approach to investment protection
2015/11/16 Impact on EU Digital Trade of the ECJ Safe Harbour decision
2016/01/11 VAT on e-books
2015/10/02 Regarding the French ban on BPA
2014/11/24 Shortcomings in the approval procedure for new biocides
2016/06/14 Funding of non-governmental organisations
2016/01/26 Sustainable development provisions of the EU-West Africa Economic Partnership Agreement
2014/11/10 Gentlemen's Agreement between the Commission and Germany
2017/06/15 Benchmarks under ETS
2015/03/25 Anti-dumping investigation into exports of grain-oriented electrical steel
2016/06/14 Infringement cases on matters relating to gambling
2016/03/09 Infringement procedures regarding gaming and gambling
2015/09/30 Online gambling infringement
2016/01/29 Crayfish tariffs
2015/07/02 Upgrade of the Customs Union between the EU and Turkey
2014/11/20 Sale of seal products
2015/11/12 Regarding the legality of the Austrian gambling monopoly and the taxation of electronic lotteries
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia