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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Rassemblement bleu Marine
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Member sede
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/29 Seat of the European Parliament
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/06 European Court of Auditors report on the Strasbourg seat
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/09/09 Howitt report
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/10/18 The semiconductor industry
2016/05/02 Energy independence
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/06/30 Digital sovereignty in Europe - hardware
2016/06/30 Digital sovereignty in Europe - software
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2016/09/09 Political situation in Libya
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Political Islam
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Political situation in Moldova
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/07/08 Decision of the Ukrainian parliament and the respect for fundamental rights
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2016/09/09 Groups established in Syria
2016/07/01 Kosovo
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Cyber warfare
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/09/09 Political developments in Turkey
2016/08/31 Iran/extraterritorial application of US law
2016/07/01 VP/HR - Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/04/30 VP/HR - Situation of Christians in Turkey
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Nagorno Karabakh
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/05/08 Latvian rules on medicinal products
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine