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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!


Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Front national
France
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Development Substitute deve



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2017/03/23 Definition of the scope of the proposal for a directive on accessibility
2017/01/31 Draft directive on reducing the indicative share of first-generation biofuels in petrol and diesel
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/27 Impact of the EURES platform on employment and recruitment in Europe
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2017/05/24 Exploitation of young children 50 metres from Commission buildings in Brussels
2015/04/10 Change in French farmers' incomes since the CAP reform of 1992
2015/04/10 Lack of support from the CAP for French farmers
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2016/09/21 Chapter 8 of the acquis in the procedure for Turkey's accession to the European Union
2016/09/21 Chapter 5 of the acquis in the procedure for Turkey's accession to the European Union
2017/05/24 Economic emancipation of women and the promotion of equal sharing of unpaid domestic work
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2015/04/30 The TTIP and healthcare
2015/03/27 Social aspects of economic governance
2015/03/05 TTIP negotiations and public opinion
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2015/10/13 EU funding for the International Planned Parenthood Federation
2015/05/19 Counterproductive consequences of exaggerated hygiene requirements
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2017/05/24 Smart European protectionism: investigating whether Apple and Microsoft secretly colluded against Nokia
2016/09/30 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
2016/09/30 Factionalism in the European institutions
2015/02/18 Establishing a European platform to enhance cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared or falsely declared work
2015/02/04 Developing a European internet search engine
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/06/08 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area

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