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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)
Platforma Obywatelska
Poland
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/14 5G participatory broadband platform
2015/11/25 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP)
2016/06/17 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
2016/03/01 Personal data transfers to China - what protection for EU citizens?
2017/04/28 End-to-end encryption
2015/12/02 Rules on unbundling in the EU gas market - Directive 2009/73/EC
2015/10/29 Revision of the directive on privacy and electronic communications
2016/03/22 Compliance with EU law of draft law on renewable energy sources
2015/06/09 European DSM strategy/R&D, standardisation and patent licensing
2015/06/09 Spectrum policy in the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy and the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15)
2015/02/27 Startup ecosystem to boost economy
2015/11/25 Preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs
2015/11/25 Preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/04/21 Latest migrant ships tragedies in the Mediterranean
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2014/12/08 mHealth
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2014/12/22 Passenger name records in third countries
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2017/07/14 Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) - conditions
2017/06/27 Security on Europe's roads
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')

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