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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Austria
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/05/24 Youth unemployment
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
2015/05/05 Exploitative employment models at low-cost airlines ('Pay to Fly')
2015/03/31 Investigation of working conditions at airlines based in the Gulf States
2014/07/21 Working conditions for employees of Qatar Airways
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/10/28 Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges (the proposed 'women-on-boards directive')
2015/03/12 Review and extension of the Commission Recommendation of 12 March 2014 on a new approach to business failure and insolvency, with regard to family insolvency and second chances for individuals and households
2015/01/06 Lux Leaks and the role of audit companies
2017/07/20 BEPS
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2015/07/13 Particular procurement regimes for the award of service contracts
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/07/20 Transparency Register: membership of Commission groups
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2014/07/25 Quality of traineeships in the European Union
2017/07/20 Free ports
2015/02/25 Revision of directives concerning EU company law
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2016/09/26 CETA and Germany's additional demands
2014/07/23 Interest on overdrafts

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