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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!

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Magic Circle
Budgets Substitute budg
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/28 Commission position on the obligation of law firms, accounting firms and banks to inform internal revenue about clients considering tax optimisation
2017/07/28 Statutory regulation of book prices
2017/07/28 Commission position on stricter regulation and control of private security companies
2017/10/26 Life cycle of products on the EU market
2017/07/31 Road safety in the EU Member States
2017/07/28 Commission position on the reception and integration of refugees in Member States
2017/07/28 Commission standpoint on Parliament's appeals to the Member States to allocate budget surplus to helping refugees
2017/02/15 Medicinal products
2017/10/26 Attackers' Italian links and EU citizens' safety
2014/10/06 Embargo on food exports to Russia
2017/11/27 Commission's position on issuing visas to EU citizens' family members, when those family members are not EU citizens, and the appeals procedure
2017/07/28 Rising incidence of campylobacteriosis in the EU
2017/07/28 Abolishing the visa requirement for Ukrainian citizens travelling to the EU, and security of Polish citizens in Ukraine
2017/10/26 Public safety impact of laws restricting access to firearms
2017/07/28 Chemtrails
2017/02/15 Resolution of 15 December 2016 on the regulation on paediatric medicines (P8_TA(2016)0511)
2016/07/12 Protection of property
2017/07/28 Mental disorders and diseases - a severe risk for EU citizens
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine
2017/10/26 Radioactive ruthenium-106 over Europe
2017/07/28 Impact of wind farms on human health
2017/07/28 Effect of vaccination on children's health
2017/07/28 Harmful effect of aluminium salts on human health
2017/02/15 Impact of photovoltaic systems on human health
2017/07/28 Commission's position on improving the independence and security of journalists in Poland and in other central European countries
2017/07/28 Impact of in vitro diagnostic medical devices on the health of pregnant women (C8-0105/2017)
2015/07/07 Commission publication on maximum sustainable yield (MSY)