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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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/04/25 Waste disposal facilities in Lebanon.
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2016/05/19 EU-Liechtenstein Cooperation Agreement to combat fraud and any other illegal activity to the detriment of their financial interests and to ensure the exchange of information on tax
2016/01/27 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/09/09 Follow-up question: OLAF investigations into the Greek Office for Vocational Education and Training (OEEK) - OF/2011/0704 - and fresh allegations of organised fraud involving EU funds
2015/06/29 'Idiots' and 'fools'
2015/05/13 EU cooperation agreements with multinational tobacco manufacturers
2015/05/07 OLAF investigations concerning members of the institutions
2015/04/30 Czech Audit Office report OPTP/2014/SM/01 on the EU funds monitoring system for 2014-2020
2014/12/18 Follow-up - progress in the fight against tax havens - the anti-fraud agreement with Liechtenstein
2017/04/10 The Services Directive (2006/123/EC)
2017/02/22 Follow-up: payments from non-EU Member States to the Union budget for 2014 and 2015
2017/01/18 Follow up to question E-004197/2014: Possible pension liabilities after a potential UK referendum
2016/11/03 Payments into the EU budget by non-EU countries
2016/10/13 Human Bio-Science (HBS) - follow-up to Written Question P-004579/2014
2015/07/17 The Human Brain Project
2014/08/12 Laying of water pipes in Skorkov
2016/02/26 VP/HR - Smuggling on the Israel-Jordan border
2014/08/08 VP/HR - Savings in connection with promotions thanks to reform of the Staff Regulations of Officials
2014/08/08 Savings in connection with promotions thanks to reform of the Staff Regulations of Officials
2016/06/15 Embezzlement of EU humanitarian aid in Tindouf Camps (Algeria)
2016/02/15 Census of those living in the camps around Tindouf
2014/10/31 Costs of the modernisation of Berlaymont Schuman underground station
2016/09/27 Waiver of transitional allowance for Commissioners
2015/05/29 Requests to waive the duty of confidentiality and immunity of Commission staff
2015/05/29 Requests to waive the duty of confidentiality and immunity of Commission staff
2014/12/17 CII conference organised in Riva del Garda by OLAF - follow-up
2014/09/16 Work conferences organised by the Commission in luxury hotels
2014/09/05 Construction of a port terminal in Cadiz

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