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



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/12/20 Fair treatment for European employees in connection with a business transfer (Safran I&S)
2015/05/18 Carbon capture, hydrogen production and R&D at ELCOGAS
2015/03/13 EFSI/Horizon 2020
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
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2015/05/18 Risk of closure of ELCOGAS - model of clean coal energy production in line with the Europe 2020 strategy
2015/04/30 A European energy label for windows
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/21 EU reconfirms its commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/07/25 Inclusion of a youth impact clause
2015/12/02 Pre-financing for the Youth Guarantee
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/02/16 Commission's commitment to the social economy

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