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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Österreichische Volkspartei
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Budgets Member budg
Development Substitute deve
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/10 Foreign funding
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
2016/04/21 Foreign-funded religious schools
2015/12/17 Integrating children from a migrant background - Role of religious communities
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/04/11 Electricity markets in the EU: more efforts needed
2016/01/26 VP/HR - Situation in Yemen
2015/10/08 Better implementation of EU tendering procedures for environmental projects
2014/07/24 Inadequate protection of intellectual property in Pre-Accession Assistance supply contract - tendering ref. EuropeAid/133825/DH/SUP/RS
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/11/22 Islamist extremism
2016/06/22 Regulatory guidelines for hydropower companies in Germany and Austria
2014/07/24 Food safety risks of isoflavones
2016/12/21 European import duties on Chinese solar panels
2016/07/14 European Islamophobia Report 2015
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2016/05/24 Better consumer information on EU furniture products
2016/04/13 Limited connectivity between telecom service lines within Member States - a barrier to the telecom single market (TSM) harming consumers
2014/07/24 Pure LRIC cost modelling for mobile and fixed termination rates
2017/07/12 Financing of terrorism
2016/12/15 Rule of law in Turkey
2016/12/02 Internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2015/11/11 Preventing technical barriers to trade in goods: notification 2015/515/A
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2016/12/22 Classification of crystalline silica (quartz) as a carcinogen - limit value of 0.1 mg/m³
2016/02/08 Erasmus for young entrepreneurs
2016/01/04 Negative impact of correction coefficients on staffing of European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency and other EU decentralised agencies
2015/01/23 Radio spectrum for EU transport policy