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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)
Partidul Naţional Liberal
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/15 Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Applicability Discrepancy
2017/02/09 Directive 2014/17/EU of 4 February 2014 on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential immovable property.
2015/12/11 Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2017/09/27 Illegal deforestation in Romania by companies from other Member States
2017/09/11 Violation of the Treaty of Accession of Romania to the European Union by the Romanian Ministry for Communications and the Information Society
2017/06/23 Preventing sexual abuse of children with disabilities
2015/06/09 Establishment of a cooperative structure for chronic diseases
2017/03/10 Liquid laundry detergent capsules
2014/10/16 Rare cancers
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2017/06/23 Protecting minors from harmful 'pop-up' content
2017/05/31 Protecting children from harmful digital content
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/02/04 Implementation of the German minimum wage law (MiLog)
2014/11/05 Screening in the EU for chronic cardiovascular diseases
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2016/03/23 Riga Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) and Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB)
2016/03/16 Employment rights of metastatic cancer patients
2017/05/15 Access to intra-community VAT data for Europol and OLAF
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2014/12/09 Access to immuno-oncology therapies
2014/10/31 Harmonising legislation on chemicals
2014/10/16 Access to medicines, in particular HCV medicines
2015/06/09 2018 - European Year for Health
2017/05/12 E-commerce: unfair commercial practices
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/12/11 Antimicrobial resistance
2014/10/31 New diagnostic technologies