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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!


European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Reload Bulgaria Party
Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2015/09/09 Lessons learned from the red mud disaster five years after the accident in Hungary
2017/07/06 Regional development
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/12/22 Migrant quotas and guaranteeing national security
2015/11/19 Preventing the use of unregistered SIM cards from mobile phone operators in the EU
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/01/21 Impact of Nord Stream 2 on the gas market in the CEE region
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2016/01/06 Origin and quality of vaccines used in the EU
2015/12/03 Information about the Iranian Nabucco gas pipeline project
2017/07/12 Senior Bulgarian magistrates' unlawful activity undermining the reputation of the country's judicial system
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils

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