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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)
Les Républicains
France
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Culture and Education Substitute cult



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
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
2017/02/28 African swine fever - --current situation in Europe and measures taken by the EU and its Member States
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/12 European Patients' Rights Day
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/02/28 Definition of mechanically separated meat in Regulation (EC) No 853/2004
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/11/10 Maltese authorities' visa issuing policy and risk to the Schengen Area
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2015/01/14 Social security benefit and beneficiaryʼs country of residence
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/10/09 Europe for Citizens Programme - town twinning
2016/03/02 Request for investigation into payment of EU funds in the Poitou-Charentes region
2016/02/03 Qualifying conditions for the Winter Fuel Payment

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