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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Svenska folkpartiet
Finland
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Fisheries Substitute pech
Budgets Substitute budg
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/30 Reforms in Greece to create growth and jobs
2016/12/09 Growth and job creation in Greece
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
2016/06/24 Implementation of reforms creating jobs and growth in Greece
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/05/11 The EU customs code and red tape
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/12/01 Tax rulings in Member States
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/05/12 Situation of the European eel
2016/04/06 Foreign currency loans
2016/02/10 Better regulation
2015/07/16 Cormorant regulation and management
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2017/07/11 Credibility of EU bank bail-in rules
2014/12/10 Humanitarian aid for Ukraine
2016/03/14 The future of wind power in the Åland islands
2016/02/25 Capital requirements for institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) and insurers providing occupational pensions
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2014/12/12 Legislative proposals following the LuxLeaks case
2014/09/29 EU State aid rules likely to affect farm replacement services in Finland and the Åland Islands
2016/09/26 Recognition of professional qualifications
2016/04/06 SME supporting factor
2015/07/16 Russian import bans and the farmers affected by them

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