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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)
Partidul Naţional Liberal
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/01 Ban on electronic devices in the cabins of commercial aircraft
2016/06/28 Horizon 2020 and EU space flagship programmes
2016/04/28 Joint Undertaking for Space
2015/04/30 Procedure for appointing a new Director for the Fusion for Energy (F4E) Joint Undertaking
2014/12/03 Youth Employment Initiative
2017/06/15 2019 European Year of Galileo
2016/06/28 Future of Galileo after Brexit
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
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
2016/06/30 Space surveillance and tracking
2016/06/28 Space Surveillance and Tracking
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2018/01/29 Progress made on waste management in Romania
2018/01/29 Progress made on building regional hospitals in Romania
2018/05/16 Checks on regular weekly rest periods of Romanian road hauliers by French and Belgian authorities
2017/09/26 VP/HR - Impact on the Romanian minority of the adoption of the new law on education in Ukraine
2015/10/30 European Emergency Number
2018/03/26 Implementation in Romania of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) projects
2018/02/21 TEN T-financed projects
2018/02/15 Audit mission to Romania
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/02/04 Illegal logging in Romania
2014/10/20 Globalisation Fund assistance for Romania
2016/09/16 Prices of medicines and EU-funded medical research and development
2014/09/10 Rail network closures
2017/02/16 The European Fund for Strategic Investments and the space sector
2014/12/04 European Investment Fund
2014/12/04 European Investment Fund
2018/04/18 Public procurement for the Gronda di Genova bypass project
2018/01/29 Impact of changing the rules of airplane companies on ordinary citizens
2016/04/28 Eurocontrol - Network Manager for the Single European Sky
2015/05/05 Possible infringement by Germany of freedom to provide services
2015/01/15 Possible infringement by Germany of freedom to provide services