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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)
Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/22 Financial support for the European Innovation Council
2016/05/02 European open science cloud
2016/01/28 The European Border and Coast Guard
2015/12/18 Innovation in the EU
2015/11/30 Support for medical students
2016/09/29 Financing start-ups with no track record
2016/07/29 Cutting red tape for start-ups
2016/05/31 Conditions for lending to start-ups
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/03/31 Recognition of working periods documentation and conditions
2016/07/29 Universities and EFSI funding
2016/07/29 Funding business digitalisation
2016/03/31 EFSI statistics
2016/03/01 SME funding
2015/12/16 School social stratification
2015/07/29 Measures in support of funding for national Safer Internet Centres in the Member States
2015/02/26 Recognition of secondary and tertiary educational qualifications in the EU Member States
2016/10/31 Effectiveness of the EaSI Progress Axis
2016/05/02 Countries associated with 'Horizon 2020'
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/12/22 Socio-emotional and cognitive skills in education
2015/11/30 Political participation and online platforms
2015/10/20 Online language courses
2015/07/29 Measures to reduce the fragmentation of the mobile payments market
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/10/31 Corporate tax base
2016/03/01 SME instrument evaluations
2016/01/28 Corporate taxation
2016/01/28 Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS) conclusions
2015/12/18 Security of the EU's external borders
2015/10/20 Long-term migration management strategies
2015/10/20 Car rental services
2016/12/22 Transport in Central Eastern Europe
2016/12/22 Performance of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) local partners
2016/10/31 Enlargement process - Montenegro
2016/09/29 Revision of the Europass Framework
2016/07/29 Midterm review of Europe 2020
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
2016/03/31 Cybersecurity legislation
2015/10/20 Motivating young people in Europe to choose the teaching profession
2015/08/10 Conservation of cultural monuments under the 8th Framework Programme
2015/01/30 Participation by young people in the legislative process and decision making in the EU
2016/09/26 Visa reciprocity between the EU and the USA and Canada
2016/08/31 Investment in teachers
2016/08/31 China's financial system and its impact on the EU
2016/03/31 European Investment Project Portal
2016/03/01 EU-China investment relations
2016/03/01 Promoting entrepreneurship
2015/11/30 Labour standards
2016/12/22 Natura 2000 fitness check
2016/12/22 EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand trade
2016/05/02 Digitisation of industry
2016/03/31 Consultations between the ECB and the EP
2016/07/29 EU studies in schools
2016/05/02 Tourism and balneotherapy
2016/03/01 Demographic crisis
2015/11/30 Lifelong learning
2015/11/30 Youth organisations
2015/08/10 Food safety
2015/07/29 Encouraging national education systems to improve the digital literacy of pupils at the earliest stage of their studies
2016/01/28 'Seal of Excellence' certificate
2016/01/28 Access to risk to finance for innovative SMEs
2015/10/20 EU funds for SMEs
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs