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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Germany
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Vice-Chair cult
Budgets Substitute budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/05/12 The Fehmarn project as part of the Connecting Europe Facility
2014/11/06 The 'Fehmarn' project as part of the 'Connecting Europe Facility'
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
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
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/07/24 YouTube/independent labels dispute
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/03/03 Erasmus+ programme - Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - student exchanges
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/02/24 Trade Agreements and the funding of the EU budget
2015/07/07 Protection of World Heritage in Malta
2014/11/21 TTIP - Cultural exception, cultural services and products
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/03/26 Possible problems concerning Europeana
2014/08/05 Conformity of Hungary's Act XXII of 2014 with EU law
2016/03/22 45th anniversary of International Roma Day
2016/03/22 45th anniversary of International Roma Day

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