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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
Občanská demokratická strana
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/05/11 Enhancing the competitiveness of agriculture in the Rural Development Programme of the Czech Republic
2016/05/10 Implementing the 'active farmer' category in the Czech Republic
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/17 Measures concerning Bisphenol A (BPA)
2017/02/16 Reference document on best available techniques for large combustion plants (LCP BREF) (2)
2017/02/16 Reference document on best available techniques for large combustion plants (LCP BREF)
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2015/11/05 Situation in the steel sector
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Scenario for a security crisis caused by developments in Greece
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2014/10/30 Possible negative impact on the internal market of measures concerning BPA adopted by the French authorities
2016/05/25 Germany's law on the minimum wage and the infringement procedure
2015/03/17 Implications of the obligation to pay employees of foreign road hauliers the minimum wage in Germany
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2016/05/09 Impact of REACH legislation on European space industry
2016/01/04 Negative impact of correction coefficients on staffing of European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency and other EU decentralised agencies
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/03/17 Satellites in Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system

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