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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: 2018-07-05

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)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2016/11/23 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela
2015/09/30 VP/HR - International observation of parliamentary elections in Venezuela
2018/06/11 Protection of wolves in the Habitats Directive
2015/04/08 Protection of the environment in Gibraltar
2015/03/30 Electric power station in Gibraltar
2015/03/12 OLAF and the fight against smuggling in Gibraltar
2015/03/12 Recommendations in the fight against illicit trafficking in Gibraltar
2015/07/17 Inclusion of Panama on the list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
2015/03/12 Gibraltar Income Tax Act 2010
2015/03/12 Gibraltar on an international black list of tax havens
2017/09/07 Virulent anti-tourist demonstrations by far-left groups
2015/04/10 Infringement of the right to education in Catalonia
2014/12/08 Taxi services offered via internet
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/08 Civil aviation
2018/05/31 Airspace disruptions due to air traffic control strikes affecting Spain's economy - Efficiency of EU airspace
2016/11/10 Resolution by the regional Parliament of Cataluña (Spain) violating the principle of fair cooperation between EU Member States and the single market
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/08 Reversal of transport concessions
2015/01/08 Electronic platforms - Shared transport
2018/01/16 Protection of the 'Queso Manchego' designation of origin in the EU-Mexico agreement
2016/11/23 Modernising the Mexico-EU association agreement
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2017/06/01 Ban on electronic devices in the cabins of commercial aircraft
2015/04/08 Land reclamation in Gibraltar