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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Die Grünen - Die Grüne Alternative
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Regional Development Member regi
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/10 Use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds towards the EU's climate and energy targets
2014/12/12 Fraudulent use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in Hungary
2014/12/12 Enforcement of the European code of conduct on partnership within the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary
2014/12/12 Separation of functions pertaining to the management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Hungary
2016/12/01 Motorway in Kresna Gorge
2016/09/02 Investment of European public funds in waste management infrastructure in Sofia, Bulgaria
2015/02/05 Commission's position on automatic stabilisers
2016/02/17 Representation of women in senior and middle management at the Commission
2016/01/20 Local public enterprises and economic and territorial development
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/06/15 Combining ESI funds with EFSI
2015/11/05 Presence of ground squirrels on Vienna Heeresspital site
2016/05/11 EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2015/09/03 Abortion law reform in Spain
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/06/24 Protection of fundamental rights in EU cohesion policy