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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
ANO 2011
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Vice-Chair cont
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/08/03 VP/HR - Wave of mass detentions of lawyers and human rights activists in China
2015/01/08 Support for research and development
2014/09/09 State aid: motorways in France
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/05/21 German Minimum Wage Act - infringement procedure
2015/03/23 German Minimum Wage Act
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/26 The implications of the German Minimum Wage Act on Czech companies
2016/02/24 Consequences of the proposed directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and the possibility of transitional provisions
2015/12/17 Funding from EU budget
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2015/05/22 Consultation process on the European New Agenda for Migration
2015/05/05 European Social Fund projects
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2017/03/20 Molière Clause
2016/03/10 Commission proposal for a directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers
2015/10/01 Cabotage and Posting of Workers Directive
2016/05/04 Scope of application of the 'loi Macron' and implications for the EU road transport sector
2016/05/03 Loi Macron
2015/06/02 OLAF investigations
2015/07/07 Mobility of apprentices in the EU
2015/03/16 Labour mobility in the EU
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/05/05 Direct payments vs project-based financing and controlling activities
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/04/15 Definition of quality jobs and employment
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela