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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)
TOP 09 a Starostové
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Vice-Chair econ
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/29 Letter from Commissioner Bieńkowska concerning diesel gate
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/11/16 Carbon bubble
2015/02/26 Nuclear energy and low-carbon economy
2016/04/26 Automatic exchange of information
2016/04/06 Discrimination against Czech players on the electricity market as a result of German-Austrian cross-border exchange
2016/02/04 Suspicious transactions connected with Russian clients at Deutsche Bank
2015/05/07 EBRD loan to Russian company 'Lukoil'
2017/02/06 Conformity factor and car emissions - Follow-up to Written Question E-007748/2016
2016/10/13 The conformity factor and car emissions
2016/09/06 Intellectual property tax regimes in the EU
2016/05/24 Limits on flexibility in assessing the development of the structural balance of budgets in the EU
2016/04/20 VAT reform
2016/04/20 Combat tax evasion in the retail sector
2015/07/10 Public support in respect of Czech national plan for the development of a next generation access network
2014/10/21 Interchange fees
2014/10/21 Energy union
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/22 German law on minimum wages
2016/10/20 China's market economy status
2016/01/22 Status of China in the WTO
2015/06/04 Postponement of the ban on halogen light bulbs
2015/01/06 Commission's investment package
2017/04/12 Legal basis of a post-Brexit transitional agreement with the United Kingdom
2017/03/08 Review of the 'road load factor' for type approval of cars in the EU
2017/01/09 Rules for emission measurements and type-approval tests
2015/05/21 EU-Canada trade agreement
2016/10/13 Motor emissions strategies at high speeds
2015/09/30 Scandal surrounding emissions from diesel engines
2015/07/13 Obstacles to the purchasing of electric cars in the EU
2015/06/04 New method for measuring cars' CO2 emissions
2015/02/19 Developments affecting the EU Emissions Trading System
2016/05/04 CFSP budget decrease and Europe's security
2016/04/20 Measurement of consumption in cars - transition from the NEDC to the WLTP
2016/02/04 VP/HR - Personal scope of the EU's sanctions regime against Russia
2014/11/07 Improvement of transparency in the field of car consumption

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