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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)
Platforma Obywatelska
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/01/28 Perfluorinated alkylated substances
2014/12/16 Impact on transport sector of minimum wage law in Germany
2017/07/11 Universities of the Third Age in the EU's 2021-2027 financial perspective
2017/03/28 Failure by the Commission to examine a complaint under Article 102 TFEU within a reasonable time
2016/03/17 Definition of the term 'social dumping'
2016/02/24 Harmful effects of triclosan use
2014/09/11 EU strategy on alcohol
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2016/01/28 Zika virus
2014/09/16 Ebola virus
2016/02/24 E-cigarettes: safety in use
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/12/16 Continued functioning of the Europe-wide hotline number for missing children
2017/02/02 Titanium dioxide - E171, C177891
2017/01/31 Energy-saving light bulbs
2015/05/07 Implementation of the III Postal Directive
2017/09/13 Assistance for Poland from the European Solidarity Fund
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
2016/06/30 Transport between two European countries - the situation in Italy
2016/06/15 Hormone disruptors and neonicotinoids
2014/09/17 Financial assistance for Polish road transport operators in connection with the Russian embargo on agricultural products
2017/01/31 Commission Regulation (EC) No 800/2008 of 6 August 2008
2016/03/16 Glyphosate
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2014/09/11 Trade in construction materials