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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: 2018-07-05

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/13 EFSI/Horizon 2020
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/05/18 Risk of closure of ELCOGAS - model of clean coal energy production in line with the Europe 2020 strategy
2017/07/05 Revision of the REACH Regulation - exemptions for lead
2017/05/08 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid - ports
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/12/20 Fair treatment for European employees in connection with a business transfer (Safran I&S)
2015/04/30 A European energy label for windows
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/05/26 Impact on jobs in Europe of granting China market economy status
2016/01/21 Giving China market economy status under 'certain conditions'
2015/11/05 Possible granting of market economy status to China
2015/02/16 Commission's commitment to the social economy
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2015/03/31 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and competition law
2015/03/31 TTIP and the hierarchy of rules
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2017/12/20 VP/HR - Mislabelling of goods produced in occupied West Bank due to Israeli ZIP code switch
2017/02/08 Israeli law legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/18 Carbon capture, hydrogen production and R&D at ELCOGAS
2018/04/13 Stricter product information requirements for leather goods
2016/07/25 Inclusion of a youth impact clause
2015/12/02 Pre-financing for the Youth Guarantee