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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Hrvatska demokratska zajednica
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Budgets Substitute budg
Regional Development Substitute regi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/29 Status of fulfilment of ex ante preconditions for the use of ESI funds in the Member States
2015/12/10 Payments to Member States - refugee crisis
2015/10/01 European Semester - specific recommendations to the Member States
2015/10/01 Digitisation - encouraging Member States to invest
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
2016/05/31 European Deposit Insurance Scheme
2015/12/10 Joint reporting by Eurostat and the ECB
2016/09/30 Ratification of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2016/09/30 Combating tax avoidance, tax evasion, and money laundering
2016/05/31 Operating budgetary balance
2016/04/29 Regulation of domestic and care work
2016/01/29 Lack of data - urban waste water
2016/01/29 Low-quality data - waste management
2015/06/19 CSRs in OPs and PAs
2016/05/31 Young people and growth
2016/03/01 Revision of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/10/01 INTERREG - simplification
2015/02/06 Guidance on the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/06/30 EFSI for non-EU countries
2016/03/01 Financing for SMEs
2015/10/01 Five Presidents' Report - Strengthening the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure
2015/06/19 Higher co-financing
2016/04/29 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)
2014/09/19 Youth Employment Initiative
2016/06/30 Entrepreneurship education
2016/04/29 Adriatic-Ionian macroregion
2015/06/19 Decommitments
2016/06/30 Investment platforms
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/04/29 Financial instruments
2016/05/31 European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/01/14 Air pollution problem in Slavonski Brod
2015/10/01 Budget 2016 - European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs)
2016/05/31 ITI and CLLD initiatives
2016/04/29 Financial assistance
2015/06/24 Identification of new projects and reserve list
2015/06/19 Coordination at Commission level
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems