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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/07/05 EU Gateway | Business Avenues programmes under the European Partnership Instrument
2016/02/24 The current situation regarding the market for windows made from synthetic materials
2015/12/07 Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand
2015/10/30 State of the plastic window market
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2015/03/31 Pollution of the Rhine
2015/01/22 Pollution of the Rhine
2017/06/22 Court of Justice ruling of 16 May 2017 on EU-Singapore FTA
2017/02/16 Labelling of ampere hours (Ah) on batteries
2015/06/29 'Idiots' and 'fools'
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2015/03/17 Fair trade labels
2014/10/09 EU-Taiwan trade relations
2015/07/31 Pure-bred poultry and the application of Directive 2009/158 /EC
2014/11/07 Pure-bred poultry and the application of Directive 2009/158 /EC
2016/05/02 EU economic diplomacy
2015/07/31 Bird netting in Egypt and Malta
2015/03/19 Import VAT
2014/11/07 Recognition of German driving licences in Spain
2014/10/16 Recognition of severely disabled status in Europe
2017/03/23 Merging of Polish municipalities
2016/06/07 SEPA cross-border direct-debit payments
2016/06/07 EU subsidies to the Irish Ministry of Agriculture resulting in support for the dubious sale of greyhounds to China
2014/07/30 Requirement that citizens from other EU countries have a national bank account
2014/07/02 Review of national made-in regulations in Italy - supplementary question
2016/10/24 Financing of anti-TTIP campaigns
2016/05/31 REACH Regulation
2016/02/25 EU-USA wine trade under TTIP
2015/07/31 Safeguarding sport under TTIP
2014/09/04 Consultation procedure documents seemingly available only in English