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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!

Non-attached Members
Platforma Obywatelska
Magic Circle
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/09/28 VP/HR - Radar data on flight MH17
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2017/09/01 Russian illegal nuclear waste 'dumping' and the environmental security of the Baltic Sea
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2014/09/30 VP/HR - EEAS action regarding the case of Mr Vladimir Kozlov's detention
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/12/03 Compatibility of the project for doubling the Nord Stream (NSII) capacity with EU energy security priorities
2015/07/13 Plans for new Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea
2017/02/28 Discrimination against consumers in the eastern part of the EU single market
2015/12/02 Rules on unbundling in the EU gas market - Directive 2009/73/EC
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Extradition proceedings against Kazakh opposition activist and political dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov
2017/01/17 Suspension by the Court of Justice of the Commission's exemption decision on the OPAL gas pipeline of 28 October 2016
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic