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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!

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Union des Démocrates et Indépendants
Magic Circle
Budgets Chair budg
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/22 Fraud perpetrated by Dutch dairy farmers
2016/01/20 Commission inquiry into possible price-fixing in the pork, beef and dairy sectors in France
2015/01/21 Plan to settle unpaid bills: continuity in the Council's work
2015/05/20 Frontex headquarters agreement
2015/04/17 Headquarters agreement - Frontex
2018/01/29 VAT scheme for the sale of building land
2016/07/19 Pig breeding in Europe: misuse by Germany of flat-rate VAT scheme
2015/07/07 Mobility of apprentices in the EU
2015/05/20 Seat Agreements for EU Agencies
2015/02/19 Blocking of EAFRD appropriations
2014/09/30 Impact of bilateral agreements on EU own resources
2015/02/24 Non-payment dispute
2015/01/21 Eurozone budget
2014/12/19 Contracts concerning multimedia actions at threat of not being respected under the current 2015 EU budget
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2015/02/06 The traditional shallot - unfair competition
2018/06/15 European Parliament departments' access to the ABAC financial data warehouse
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2017/10/27 Criminal proceedings against the former head of ELSTAT
2017/10/26 Combating the proliferation of the box tree moth
2015/02/03 Prefinancing for the Youth Employment Initiative
2017/02/02 'Modernising' the EU-Turkey Customs Union
2016/12/09 Growth and job creation in Greece
2015/03/19 Application of the CAP and the compensatory allowance for permanent natural handicaps (ICHN)
2018/02/06 The future of EU milk powder stocks
2015/02/24 Difference between countries with regard to outstanding payments
2015/10/21 Allocation of 'Horizon 2020 - SME instrument' funds
2015/01/14 Task force on take-up of cohesion funds