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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!


Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Strana svobodných občanů
Czech Republic
Magic Circle



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/02/11 Minimum wage in Germany II - cabotage
2015/02/03 Minimum wage in Germany
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2016/03/01 Complaint against the Czech Republic on exercising the profession of public notary
2015/12/07 Expenditure on the information campaign on the euro
2015/08/27 Blocking the euro - Council's position
2015/03/13 Blocking the adoption of the euro
2015/01/15 Commission's position on Eurosceptics
2015/01/15 Conditions for introducing the euro in the Czech Republic
2015/10/29 Palestinian Bar Association
2015/02/03 The Latvian Presidency tie
2015/01/15 Explanation of a procedure
2016/10/19 Visa-free regime with Turkey II
2016/09/26 EU-Turkey agreement on the return and exchange of refugees
2016/08/16 Visa-free travel for Turkey
2015/05/18 Cost of the 'Your passenger rights at hand' campaign
2016/03/01 Customs duty on goods from the West Bank
2016/03/01 Proposal for a regulation on animal health
2015/11/12 VP/HR - West Bank products
2016/10/19 Disadvantageous tax treatment of cars with internal combustion engines
2016/08/16 Late responses to parliamentary questions
2015/08/27 Codification of directives
2015/05/18 Discontinuing the drafting of full harmonisation directives
2015/01/15 Cookies
2016/10/12 Frontex exceeding its powers
2016/08/16 The Commission's 'Europe. Wonder is all around' campaign
2015/08/27 Nuclear energy
2015/08/27 European energy market
2014/09/10 Commission's view of European Economic Area membership
2015/05/18 Biofuels II
2015/05/18 Biofuels
2015/05/13 Google
2016/08/16 Submission of regulatory impact assessments by the Commission
2015/12/07 Summer time II
2015/03/13 Daylight saving
2016/10/19 Financial support for Palestine
2015/03/13 Minimum VAT
2015/02/03 Misuse of financial assistance for Palestine
2015/01/15 Refugee quotas
2014/11/28 Minimum VAT rate

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