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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!


European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Conservative Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/06/16 Tobacco Products Directive - consequences for the packaging industry
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/02/25 Tobacco Products Directive - consequences for the packaging industry
2015/01/27 Timeshare Directive 2008/122/EC
2015/05/18 Geographical identification protection for non-agricultural products
2015/03/31 Geographical identification protection for non-agricultural products
2016/04/28 Commercial clothes collection industry - EU-Ukraine DCFTA
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/11/05 Situation in the steel sector
2015/07/09 Security training for employees of the EU institutions
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2016/04/28 The New Skills Agenda for Europe
2017/02/16 Illegal trade in dogs and cats
2015/10/02 Emergency services and the Digital Single Market Strategy
2015/02/25 DG Trade resources
2015/01/30 Mandatory fuel charges
2014/10/16 Bison farming
2015/08/04 Recognising volunteers
2014/10/24 Maltese infringement procedure
2014/10/06 Double taxation
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2016/04/07 Sports funding criteria
2016/03/16 Horse meat labelling
2015/12/03 EU research funding
2015/11/10 Camposol
2015/02/19 Horse transportation
2014/07/28 Implementation of the Clinical Trials Regulation
2016/07/25 Rental car insurance
2016/06/27 Canada's dual litigation
2014/07/28 DMF (N,N-dimethylformamide)
2015/12/01 Response to alleged Chinese steel dumping
2015/02/18 Price comparison websites
2014/07/24 European Schools
2015/07/17 French social gains tax on non-residents
2014/09/10 Solvent
2014/09/08 Spanish law
2014/07/23 Additional tax levied by Spanish authorities on house purchases

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