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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Freie Demokratische Partei
Germany
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/05/12 Directive 2000/60/EC of 22 December 2000 (Water Framework Directive) - Questions concerning the River Ems
2016/05/12 Directive 2000/60/EC of 22 December 2000 (Water Framework Directive) - Questions concerning the River Ems
2016/05/12 Directive 2000/60/EC of 22 December 2000 (Water Framework Directive)
2016/05/11 Directive 2000/60/EC of 22 December 2000 (Water Framework Directive) - Masterplan Ems 2050
2016/11/30 Death penalty for homosexuals and the prevention of European radicalisation
2016/01/13 Possible funding problem in connection with the 'pro agro' agricultural marketing association in Brandenburg
2015/03/12 Competitive position of European aviation
2014/10/08 Anti-competitive policies in the French construction sector
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2014/10/14 Single European Sky (SES) Reference Period 2: non-compliant German performance plan
2016/10/24 Future support for the Motorways of the Sea policy
2015/10/07 Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2016
2015/03/31 Data security in the case of type-approval and main inspection
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/10/21 Home-printed bag tags for flight passengers
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/03/12 Compliance of German provisions with EU law on the minimum wage in the transport sector
2015/01/14 Consequences of the German minimum wage law for international road haulage
2017/01/12 Bus services in local public transport
2016/11/16 New rules governing payments to offset the cost of reduced-rate local public transport passes for schoolchildren
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2017/01/11 Infrastructure projects in the Lower Danube region
2014/12/18 User-financing of road infrastructure for private cars
2014/11/11 Admissibility under EU law of German road tolls for automobiles

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