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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie
Netherlands
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2015/07/27 Regional state aid enacted by the Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX)
2015/04/28 Commissioner Moscovici's support for manifesto on EU economic governance
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/06/24 Implementation of reforms creating jobs and growth in Greece
2016/04/06 SME supporting factor
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2014/10/30 Air transport duties in Germany
2016/09/16 Anti-competitive effects of common ownership by large institutional investors
2016/04/04 Online auctioning and the right of withdrawal
2014/12/01 Tax rulings in Member States
2016/12/09 Growth and job creation in Greece
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
2015/01/27 Documents needed for bank account within eurozone
2015/10/22 French ban on Bisphenol A
2016/05/09 Impact of REACH legislation on European space industry
2014/11/20 'Flawed Fabrics' report on child labour and bonded labour in the Indian textile industry
2015/01/22 Activation of the structural reform clause
2014/12/12 Legislative proposals following the LuxLeaks case
2014/09/08 Failed launch of two GALILEO satellites on 29 August 2014

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