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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Budgets Member budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/03 Justifying the reallocation of EUR 13 million from the fisheries control budget
2015/11/03 Justifying the reallocation of EUR 13 million from the fisheries control budget
2015/10/07 Fisheries Control Agency
2016/04/12 Funding implementation of the conclusions of the summit of 17 and 18 March 2016
2015/11/16 Impact of repealing Article 79 of Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006
2015/10/14 Problems in implementing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2015/242 of 09 October 2014 under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP): functioning of Advisory Councils
2015/05/21 Common Fisheries Policy reform evaluation
2015/04/10 Monitoring the implementation of the EU Timber Regulation
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/12/14 Compliance with Judgment C-131/04 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ)
2016/09/07 Dumping of chemicals into the sea
2015/05/30 Internet rumours
2015/03/03 Implications for the payments crisis of the revision of the multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020
2015/03/03 Consequences of the revision of the multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020
2015/03/03 Consequences, with regard to the payments crisis, of the revision of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2015/03/03 Data on eels
2015/10/07 Monitoring of GSP+
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2015/11/16 EU funding allocated for the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and to national trade unions
2015/04/10 Managing bass stocks at European level
2015/05/21 Commission fisheries visits
2015/01/19 Question concerning RACs
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/01/12 Consumer fraud in the labelling of fish in the EU
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2014/11/12 Reciprocal access to fishing activities in the Skagerrak
2014/11/12 Transferable fishing concessions
2015/12/07 Refugee Facility for Turkey

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