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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Piratenpartei Deutschland
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/29 Net neutrality and restriction of access
2015/03/19 Net neutrality, telemedicine and intelligent transportation systems
2015/03/03 EU legislation - access, consolidation and XML formatting
2014/10/17 World Trade Organisation Council on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
2014/10/09 Expert group on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
2014/09/30 Council Working Party on Intellectual Property - Discussion on the Commission's action plan on the enforcement of intellectual property rights
2015/12/14 Internet connectivity and internet surveillance in Syria
2015/11/30 Antitrust rule violations by companies active in the provision of internet connectivity
2014/12/10 Freedom to receive and impart information via the internet
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/08 German ancillary copyright for press publishers and notification obligations
2015/01/30 Copyright and licensing costs
2015/01/06 Enforcement of copyright and usage rights
2014/11/06 Follow-up to WTO TRIPS Council meetings, in particular that of 29 October 2014
2016/06/14 Commission's commitment to consult more and listen better under its Better Regulation Agenda
2015/07/17 Copyright as a subject in the TTIP negotiations
2015/02/12 EUROPA internet linking policy
2016/02/17 Union promotion of web authoring tools which meet web accessibility requirements
2015/09/04 Accession of Iceland to the European Union
2016/04/20 Non-disclosure agreements
2015/03/25 Investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in trade agreements
2015/01/27 Barriers to accessing Commission documents
2018/03/27 Data retention rules on Article 13 of the proposed Directive on copyright in the digital single market
2017/10/11 Seizure of websites related to the Catalan referendum of 2017
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/12/22 Review of Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works
2015/12/14 Legal deposit rules in the EU for digital cultural goods
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/10/28 Preferential treatment of market leader in search engines through change in German copyright law
2015/10/08 Software and security in the light of the Volkswagen case