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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Kansallinen Kokoomus
Finland
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/13 Defence of the EU's basic values
2017/09/13 Definition of the mutual defence clause and guidance on the application of that clause
2017/07/10 Fostering development of the real-time economy in Europe
2016/10/18 Promoting data usage in Europe
2016/04/18 Promoting the sharing economy
2015/03/23 Lack of infrastructure hindering the full deployment of liquefied natural gas in the EU
2014/12/15 Promoting medical innovations
2014/12/15 Doing away with private copying levies throughout Europe
2018/02/02 Impact of Brexit on the EU's next research programme
2018/02/02 The UK's participation in the Erasmus programme
2017/09/29 The production of biofuels from feedstocks not listed in Annex IX to the RED II proposal
2014/09/23 Environmental Product Declarations and Product Environmental Footprint - parallel overlapping regulations in construction products
2018/04/13 On-farm slaughter of sheep and direct sale of the meat to consumers
2016/03/14 VAT on digital books, newspapers and periodicals
2018/05/23 State of play of wind power in Poland
2018/04/13 Reducing emissions from aviation
2016/05/04 Promoting renewable fuels in aviation
2018/01/19 Abolishing summer time
2015/03/31 Abandoning the summer time
2015/12/07 Amendment of the Firearms Directive
2015/07/21 Compliance with the tariff quota system for coniferous trees
2018/04/16 VP/HR - Sexual health
2017/12/18 Animal transport in the EU
2016/05/04 Harmonisation of consumer protection legislation
2014/11/26 Consumer information on tyre gripping performance on ice
2018/03/08 Deterioration of the situation with regard to democracy and human rights in Turkey
2017/09/26 Relations between Turkey and the EU
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2018/01/04 Access to data to facilitate innovation
2015/07/13 IFPRI model implementation threatening to create trade barriers
2018/04/06 Third-country postal services and terminal dues

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