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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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/04/13 Safeguard measures to protect the South African market against imports of European chicken
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/01/13 Interactive platform on the simplification of access to European funds
2015/06/15 Online drug market
2016/01/25 Transparency register
2016/01/25 Transparency register
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2016/07/19 Autonomous negotiation of trade agreements by a Member State
2015/12/16 Revitalisation of city centres
2015/04/16 Abuse of cookies
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2016/06/24 Legislative work of the Council during negotiations with Britain
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/07/05 Case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in France
2015/05/05 Electrical and electronic waste (e-waste')
2015/03/16 Internet and mobile prices
2015/01/21 Consequences of territorial reform in France
2014/12/08 Electronic residence in Estonia
2014/10/27 Mobile telephone chargers
2015/04/16 Cyber-attacks against the European institutions
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/10/27 Translation of the guide for applicants for Creative Europe calls for proposals
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/06/06 Protecting the cultural heritage in the event of natural disasters
2016/01/25 E-sports
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/16 The Commission's position on small-scale infrastructure
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2014/10/23 3D printer
2017/05/31 Brexit and recognition of university degrees
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
2016/06/24 Budgetary consequences of 'Brexit'
2016/06/24 Coordination between the European elections and the EU-United Kingdom agreement
2016/06/24 Failure to ratify the agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union