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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)
Nea Demokratia
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Budgets Substitute budg
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/27 Aid for Samothraki following natural disaster
2016/06/22 Hellenic Competition Commission - potential freeze on NSRF - financing of infrastructure projects
2016/07/14 Abolition of the institution of non-stipendiary land registries and obligations from the third programme - memorandum of understanding
2016/06/16 Alignment of tax for start-ups with standard rates of corporate taxation in Greece
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
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
2016/07/06 Cost of hospital care for refugees and migrants and the situation regarding pharmaceutical companies
2015/02/12 Non-competitive pricing of Russian products
2016/09/08 Updating of the Dublin Convention
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/07/01 Principle of proportionality and capital adequacy of credit institutions and investment firms
2015/02/12 Extreme fluctuations of the Athens stock market index and combating speculation
2014/11/19 Evaluation of the implementation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2014/09/26 Linkages and improved European financial services
2017/07/18 Activation of the EUSF to compensate for the destruction caused by flooding in Sithonia, Halkidiki
2017/06/20 Earthquake on Chios and Lesbos
2014/10/07 Pandemics, Ebola, research and prevention
2016/07/01 EGF support for Marinopoulos Group employees
2016/06/29 Increase in burdens on large Greek private enterprises and bankruptcy - case of Marinopoulos.
2015/02/12 Reduction in electricity generating costs for the Greek Public Power Corporation (DEI) and cost to Greek consumers
2014/11/19 Measures to promote the social economy and underpin the cooperative business model
2014/09/26 Business start-ups and institutional framework