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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)
Partidul Naţional Liberal
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Budgetary Control Substitute cont

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/10/30 Follow-up to Regulation (EU) No 515/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014
2015/10/14 Follow-up to reply to Written Question P-008983/2015 - Revision of Regulation (EC) No 868/2004 in order to safeguard fair competition and a level playing field in EU external aviation relations
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/02/04 Implementation of the German minimum wage law (MiLog)
2016/04/28 Joint Undertaking for Space
2015/04/30 Procedure for appointing a new Director for the Fusion for Energy (F4E) Joint Undertaking
2016/06/28 Horizon 2020 and EU space flagship programmes
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2016/06/28 Future of Galileo after Brexit
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/06/30 Space surveillance and tracking
2016/06/28 Space Surveillance and Tracking
2016/09/16 Prices of medicines and EU-funded medical research and development
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/02/04 Illegal logging in Romania
2014/10/20 Globalisation Fund assistance for Romania
2014/07/09 Recent floods in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
2015/05/05 Possible infringement by Germany of freedom to provide services
2015/01/15 Possible infringement by Germany of freedom to provide services
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/04/28 Eurocontrol - Network Manager for the Single European Sky
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/12/03 Youth Employment Initiative
2014/09/10 Rail network closures
2015/10/30 European Emergency Number
2014/12/04 European Investment Fund
2014/12/04 European Investment Fund