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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: 2018-07-05

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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Občanská demokratická strana
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
International Trade Vice-Chair inta
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/07 Distortion of the market
2014/12/18 Questionable necessity and added value of the project entitled 'Researching and gathering first-hand accounts with a view to writing a history of the European Commission from 1986 to 2000'
2014/09/24 Impact of possible Russian retaliatory measures on European air carriers
2014/09/24 Impact of EU humanitarian and development aid to Gaza on the region's security
2014/09/19 Scope of EU development instruments as regards middle-income countries
2015/03/13 The economic impact of scaling back the use of active substances in plant protection
2015/01/22 Impact of new law on minimum wage in Germany
2014/07/23 Overseeing the efficient use of funds during construction of major transport infrastructure
2018/03/07 Reform of the common agricultural policy in the form of direct payment ceilings
2014/12/18 EU-wide standardisation of windscreen vignettes to increase road safety
2014/09/24 Safety of international air transport in view of the spread of Ebola in West Africa
2014/09/10 VP/HR - Implications of the NATO summit on EU security policy
2014/12/18 The role of EU-based multinational enterprises and their eligibility for support
2016/05/11 Enhancing the competitiveness of agriculture in the Rural Development Programme of the Czech Republic
2016/05/10 Implementing the 'active farmer' category in the Czech Republic
2015/04/29 Non-compliance of Czech Republic with EU law in respect of regulatory framework for lotteries
2018/02/27 NGO workers accused of abusing woman and children: need for greater transparency
2017/09/26 Participation of high-ranking Commission official in Czech election campaign
2015/06/16 Forced adult and child labour concerns related to textile deal with Uzbekistan
2015/03/11 EU support for radical groups that deny the existence of Israel as a Jewish state
2015/01/22 Amendment to safety regulation EN 1384 relating to helmets intended for horse-riding
2015/11/11 EU law and operation of lotteries and other games
2018/03/07 The so-called 'Spitzenkandidat' process
2018/01/22 Delays in EU-Vietnam trade agreement ratification process