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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)
Platforma Obywatelska
Magic Circle
Fisheries Vice-Chair pech
Petitions Member peti
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2015/06/01 New Fisheries Partnership Protocol between the EU and Mauritania
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/05/24 Rules governing tax on goods and services
2016/05/04 Use of the internet by people with disabilities
2015/05/05 Freedom of establishment and movement of goods
2017/07/04 Student traineeship opportunities
2017/03/23 Funding under the 'Fisheries and Sea' operational programme
2014/12/09 European Year of Identity and Solidarity 2016
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/06/09 European Cormorant Management Plan
2014/12/09 116 000 missing child hotline
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Extradition proceedings against Kazakh opposition activist and political dissident Mukhtar Ablyazov
2017/05/09 Carrying liquids, aerosols and gels in cabin baggage
2015/05/19 Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the area of cosmetics
2017/04/05 Snow crab fishing
2015/12/02 Rules on unbundling in the EU gas market - Directive 2009/73/EC
2015/07/16 Trade relations with Iran in light of the nuclear agreement
2017/05/10 Labelling of chocolate and confectionery products on the internal market originating from Ukraine
2016/06/08 Eco-labelling of fisheries products
2015/06/11 Coordination of social security systems
2014/11/24 Discrimination in allowing access to the Italian market for cold smoked salmon products originating in other countries
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
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2015/05/21 Unfair commercial practices
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/10/13 Equality between Member States as regards mutual recognition of qualifications of cardiac surgeons
2015/07/16 EU-Cuba trade
2017/03/23 Problems of a flatfish fishery in the western Baltic during cod closure time
2014/09/30 VP/HR - EEAS action regarding the case of Mr Vladimir Kozlov's detention
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia