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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
Industry, Research and Energy Chair itre
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2015/05/13 VP/HR - Schedule for preparations for the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw
2016/05/30 Impact assessment for the LCP BREF (Large Combustion Plants Best Available Techniques Reference Document)
2016/05/30 Transitional free allocations for the modernisation of electricity generation under the EU Emissions Trading System
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic
2016/02/03 Towards a thriving data-driven economy
2015/10/15 Towards a thriving data-driven economy
2016/09/09 Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation - an EU agenda for action
2015/03/27 Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) - human resources necessary to fulfil its statutory mandate to monitor energy wholesale markets
2016/04/12 Competitiveness of the European rail supply industry
2015/06/09 European DSM strategy/R&D, standardisation and patent licensing
2015/10/19 Introduction of an export exception (waiver) within the existing Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
2015/09/28 Emissions measurements in the automotive sector
2017/06/01 Building an ambitious EU industrial strategy as a strategic priority for growth, employment and innovation in Europe
2014/12/05 Implementation of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) under Article 185 TFEU
2016/04/05 State of safety of nuclear installations in Belarus
2016/01/26 Threat from Belarus to the EU steel sector