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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Germany
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/06/10 Quality framework for traineeships
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/02/08 ENF Group restricting freedom of the press
2015/05/05 Exploitative employment models at low-cost airlines ('Pay to Fly')
2015/04/23 Allocation of Youth Employment Initiative funding
2017/03/28 European Works Council Directive 2009/38/EC
2016/10/26 European Works Council Directive (2009/38/EG)
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/06/04 Question No 1 on call for proposals VP/2015/008
2015/06/04 Question No 2 on call for proposals VP/2015/008
2015/03/12 Review and extension of the Commission Recommendation of 12 March 2014 on a new approach to business failure and insolvency, with regard to family insolvency and second chances for individuals and households
2017/01/31 Article 62 of the EU Customs Code
2016/05/25 Interpretation of the list of administrative requirements and control measures pursuant to Article 9 of the Enforcement Directive concerning the Posting of Workers Directive (2014/67/EU)
2014/12/18 Systematic use of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71/EC by Atlanco Rimec/ Oradeo to exploit employees and evade social security contributions
2015/07/31 Use of antibiotics in livestock farming
2015/03/26 Unanswered questions from the discussion with Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President of the Commission) at the EMPL Committee meeting
2014/10/15 Nürburgring state aid procedure - list of talks
2014/07/28 Flow of information to MEPs regarding the Zweibrücken airport state aid case
2014/07/17 Competition law: Nürburgring state-aid procedure
2017/08/29 EU funding for Rieter CZ s.r.o.
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2014/10/16 Relocation of production by the firm Franklin Electric - EU funding
2016/03/31 Mobility scooter ban introduced by the Rhine-Moselle Transport Authority (VRM)
2015/03/23 Uber's circumvention of social, labour, road-safety and consumer-rights protection
2015/02/20 Limitation of social housing construction by Commission Decision 2012/21/EU
2014/12/10 Letterbox companies in the road transport sector
2014/12/08 Circumvention of European social and safety standards by Norwegian Air International
2014/07/25 Social dumping in aviation and airline pilot training in Europe
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/03/31 Investigation of working conditions at airlines based in the Gulf States
2014/10/23 German Anti-Discrimination Act

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