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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: 2017-10-16

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
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Petitions Substitute peti
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/06/03 VAT accounting periods
2016/05/30 Results-oriented monitoring (ROM) mechanism
2015/11/11 VW Group falsifying emissions test results
2016/08/10 Medicine prices in the EU
2015/05/06 Question regarding combating of cigarette smuggling and other forms of illicit trade in tobacco products
2015/05/06 Functioning of mechanisms for monitoring and organisation of the Ethics Committee
2015/01/26 Rules on access to documents
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/12/09 Migration crisis in Europe
2017/04/03 Relocation of refugees in the European Union
2015/03/31 The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding a minimum wage
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2015/03/31 Translations of the Code of Conduct for Commissioners into all the official languages of the EU
2015/02/27 Women on company boards. Directive COM/2012/0614 final - 2012/0299 (COD).
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Cooperation between the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Ombudsman
2015/01/22 Cooperation between the Commission and the European Ombudsman
2017/07/25 Financial recommendations by OLAF
2016/07/19 Exchange of tax information with the US
2016/11/18 Number of VAT fraud cases
2015/07/17 Public register of lobbyists
2015/04/29 Investor guarantees and a change to legislation in force
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/09/13 Assistance for Poland from the European Solidarity Fund
2017/03/28 Failure by the Commission to examine a complaint under Article 102 TFEU within a reasonable time
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2015/11/11 Tax administration in Poland
2017/03/08 Anti-Jewish propaganda in the West Bank
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/06/09 Abolition of EU milk quotas