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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Regional Development Chair regi
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/26 Role of local and regional authorities in the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
2015/10/15 The role of local and regional authorities in the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)
2016/04/20 Speeding up implementation of cohesion policy
2016/01/19 Ex post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2007-2013
2015/10/15 Towards simplification and performance orientation in cohesion policy for 2014-2020
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/18 LIFE programme mid-term evaluation
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/09/19 EU-13 Member States carbon intensity of GDP
2016/02/18 EU structural funding for municipal waste management projects for the 2007-2013 period
2016/01/19 Action to resolve the issue of non-compliance with public procurement rules
2015/04/30 State of play as regards financial instruments for the 2014-2020 programming period
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/02/18 Commission's implementing powers in respect of GMO authorisations
2015/10/15 Island regions
2017/01/24 Delayed implementation of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds operational programmes - Impact on cohesion policy and the way forward
2015/03/03 Closure of Operational Programmes 2007-2013
2016/09/19 Environmental expenditure planning
2016/03/23 Protecting the local economy of Velingrad
2015/04/13 Compatibility with EU law of Articles 23, 65 and 66 of the Income Tax Code of the Hellenic Republic (Act No 4172/2013, as amended by Act No 4321/2015)
2016/11/28 Allocation of Structural Funds in the Region of Central Greece
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/02/04 Coordination and complementarity of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region and programmes benefitting from European Structural Investment Funds
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/01/26 Insularity condition
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2016/01/19 Exchange of information via electronic data exchange systems (e-cohesion)
2014/11/12 Delays in the start-up of cohesion policy for 2014-2020

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