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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!

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Svenska folkpartiet
Magic Circle
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Budgets Substitute budg
Fisheries Substitute pech
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2018/04/13 On-farm slaughter of sheep and direct sale of the meat to consumers
2016/03/14 The future of wind power in the Åland islands
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/09/29 EU State aid rules likely to affect farm replacement services in Finland and the Åland Islands
2018/05/22 Application of the EU Public Procurement Directive in Finland in relation to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2018/03/13 Scientific advice for fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea
2018/03/09 Management of wolves in Finland
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
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
2014/12/12 Legislative proposals following the LuxLeaks case
2018/04/26 Joint statement on prohibited species
2017/10/27 Criminal proceedings against the former head of ELSTAT
2016/05/11 The EU customs code and red tape
2017/10/31 Expansion of the great cormorant
2016/02/10 Better regulation
2015/07/16 Cormorant regulation and management
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
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
2018/03/09 EU funding for small organisations
2016/05/12 Situation of the European eel
2014/12/01 Tax rulings in Member States
2017/07/11 Credibility of EU bank bail-in rules
2016/09/26 Recognition of professional qualifications
2015/07/16 Russian import bans and the farmers affected by them
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2014/12/10 Humanitarian aid for Ukraine