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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Front national/ Rassemblement Bleu Marine
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/07/12 Figures published on the occasion of World Refugee Day
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/05/21 Removal of sunken tyres
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2015/09/14 Protecting fishermen from the financialisation and privatisation of the sea
2015/02/26 Question concerning the legal basis of the decision to dissolve the Civil Service Tribunal
2015/07/23 Objectives of the Commission's migration policies up to 2060
2015/04/08 Increase in the number of judges at the Court of Justice
2015/03/25 The problem of summertime
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2015/09/14 Importation of fisheries products from suppliers using slave labour
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/10/18 Terra Botanica
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/01/28 Use of bisphenol A
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2014/12/22 The system of golden visas
2016/06/27 Private copying levies
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/03/16 VP/HR - Illegal immigration encouraged by the Mare Nostrum operation
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry