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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
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/04 The CETC ROUTE65 Central European Corridor in the TEN-T network of pan-European transport corridors
2016/07/06 The CETC ROUTE65 Central European Corridor in the TEN-T network of pan-European transport corridors
2015/12/09 The Danube-Oder Canal, the Oder Waterway and the TEN-T network
2015/10/19 Increasing national ownership of the European Semester
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/11/17 The Commission's lack of decisiveness over the risk of competition law being violated
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
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/04/28 Construction of a tunnel linking the islands Wolin and Usedom in Świnoujście
2016/02/17 Railway access to Szczecin and Świnoujście harbours
2016/04/07 The impact of TTIP on purchasing power and the diversification of gas imports into the EU and Poland
2015/06/11 VAT regime for SMEs
2015/03/04 Mobility Package and the TTIP
2017/09/12 Restrictions on the fishing of eastern Baltic cod stock
2016/08/31 EU sanctions against Russia and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2014/12/04 Cancellation of the South Stream project
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/02/02 Small Projects Fund (SPF) within INTERREG VA
2015/12/16 Venture capital fund of funds
2015/12/15 Spending of EU funds from the 2007-2013 period
2017/03/15 Construction of offshore wind farms
2017/01/30 Apple's failure to comply with EU norms
2015/11/25 Possible EU funding for the construction of multimodal logistics centres in the 2014-2020 period
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/07/14 Support from the Connecting Europe Facility
2016/06/08 European Fund for Strategic Investments - investment in central and eastern Europe
2016/05/27 Support for offshore mining
2016/03/08 Maritime fisheries
2017/09/11 VP/HR - The European Union's role in restraining Russia's aggression towards Ukraine
2017/01/26 Regional aid for investors
2016/09/08 Exchange of information concerning enforcement of surcharges for non-payment in a paid parking zone
2016/02/17 The Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme - seashore protection
2016/02/17 Transferring the powers of the managing authority for the Lubuskie Province Regional Operational Programme from local to central level
2016/01/19 Polish Government plans to change the territorial boundaries of the administrative regions and their compatibility with the regional operational programmes that have already been negotiated
2015/10/21 Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
2017/07/13 Combating Russian propaganda
2016/04/21 Expert assistance for firms applying for support under the SME Instrument
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/06/11 Corrective mechanism - getting EMU member states to meet their obligations
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force

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