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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue/Finlands Socialdemokratiska Parti
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/12 Harmonisation of electricity imbalance settlement periods
2016/04/12 EU telecom markets and limiting the speed of data roaming
2016/02/18 The importance of a regional approach in the development of the European electricity markets
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2016/02/03 Bioeconomy and promotion of bio-based products
2016/05/17 Expanding the direct ownership model of securities to the whole of the European Union
2016/02/29 Tax avoidance by natural monopolies in the energy sector
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/06/24 Foundation of student organisation ESAA by the Commission's DG Education and Culture
2015/10/23 Emissions from cruise ships in the Baltic
2016/02/18 VP/HR - Diplomatic engagement in the framework of the EU-Israel structured dialogue
2016/01/14 Standardisation of babies' duvets
2015/06/16 A common European market for renewable fuels in the 2030 Framework
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2014/11/26 Consumer information on tyre gripping performance on ice
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2017/03/01 Compulsory sterilisation of trans people and other practices which violate human rights
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy