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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)
Platforma Obywatelska
Poland
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/07 Molière clause in French regions and the freedom to provide services
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/12/16 Problems with recognition of European Health Insurance Card
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2015/12/07 Implementation of Directive 96/71/EC and posting employees abroad - travel and subsistence expenses
2016/07/14 Transposition of Directive 2014/67/EU on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
2014/12/18 Implementing Directive 2014/67/EU on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
2016/12/21 Application of the dialogue and conciliation procedure established by Decision of the Administrative Commission for the Coordination of Social Security Systems No A1
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2014/10/23 Systematic regulation of the allocation by Greece of taxpayer identification numbers to foreigners for pension purposes
2017/07/18 Posting of workers from non-EU countries to the EU
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2016/12/19 Violations of the rights of German communities in the redefinition of the boundaries of the city of Opole (Poland)
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll

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