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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)
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/05 State of safety of nuclear installations in Belarus
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2016/01/15 Role of BEREC in introducing the regulation on a single telecommunications market
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/06/01 Building an ambitious EU industrial strategy as a strategic priority for growth, employment and innovation in Europe
2015/12/17 EU investigation agency
2014/07/21 South Stream
2016/06/02 Best Available Technique (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP Bref) under the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED)
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2016/08/31 EU sanctions against Russia and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/03/19 Proposal by the Commission President for the setting-up of a common European army
2015/11/17 Unfair competition from third countries in the steel sector
2015/10/21 The EU steel industry
2015/10/21 ETS
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/12/02 Rules on unbundling in the EU gas market - Directive 2009/73/EC
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2015/06/16 Russia's embargo on imports of fish and fish products from Latvia and Estonia
2015/04/28 Russia's propaganda
2016/05/02 EU economic diplomacy