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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Eesti Reformierakond
Estonia
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/03/18 VP/HR - Spanish Government consent to Russian warships using Ceuta's port facilities
2015/04/20 Reduced VAT rates for digital books and newspapers
2015/03/18 Application of reduced VAT rates to electronic books and electronic newspapers
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2014/10/16 Functioning and efficiency of the Customs Union
2017/07/10 Fostering development of the real-time economy in Europe
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/25 Synchronisation of Baltic states' power systems with the rest of Europe
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2014/11/14 VP/HR - Situation of EU citizens in India
2015/05/13 Encryption software
2014/11/12 Procurement rules for pipelines in Hungary
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations

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