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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Germany
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/05/05 Regulation (EU) No 333/2014 on reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars - implementing the WLTP test cycle in the European Union
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
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
2015/07/07 Alleged price discrimination on the basis of nationality in the Balearic Islands
2015/08/10 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
2015/08/10 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
2015/03/20 Formal proposal for amendment for consideration at the 27th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
2014/10/02 Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP 20)
2014/10/02 Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP 20)
2016/01/15 Reassessment and reclassification of quarantine pests in accordance with the EU plant quarantine directive 2000/29/EC
2014/07/02 REACH implementation (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006): prioritising and authorising SVHCs used exclusively in industrial applications and processes
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/09/03 Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive - objection to Commission's delegated act exempting cadmium in display and lighting applications

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