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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: 2018-07-05

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
Bulgarian Socialist Party
Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Member cont
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Regional Development Substitute regi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/07/08 Decision of the Ukrainian parliament and the respect for fundamental rights
2014/07/17 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2017/01/25 State of play of ESIF implementation
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/04/08 Introduction of a new tax in Greece on companies operating in countries with tax regimes considered to be preferential
2017/01/25 Blending of funds from ESIF and EFSI
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2016/10/19 Status of the infringement procedure against France and Germany regarding a minimum wage
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/04/10 Mapping of social business in Europe
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/08 Compensation for the tourist industry for losses incurred as a result of sanctions against Russia
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Urgent action by the Commission in response to the situation in Ukraine
2014/07/17 VP/HR - Situation in Ukraine
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism

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