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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Ecologistes Confédérés pour l'Organisation de Luttes Originales
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/20 Taking external factors into account in competition policy
2017/11/29 Core labour standards and cotton: EU sanctions against Uzbekistan
2015/10/07 VP/HR - EU policy on the death penalty after targeted killings by UK drones
2017/03/07 Eradicating long-term unemployment
2016/10/27 ERDF funding for road infrastructure under low-carbon heading
2015/03/24 Website blocking by the authorities to combat terrorism
2018/04/13 Projects which have received assistance from the Structural Reform Support Service
2015/11/09 Conflict of interests - former Commissioner De Gucht
2017/11/29 Factoring in the rebound effect
2016/06/22 Compliance with legislation on the labelling of nanomaterials
2016/05/19 China: market economy status; impact on employment and industry
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/03/16 ESA 2010 deterring local public investment
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/10/07 VP/HR - European Parliament resolution on armed drones
2015/06/05 Tax rulings and recuperated tax
2015/03/04 Tax evasion and investor-state dispute settlement
2017/03/06 Improving the arrangements for the posting of workers
2016/02/17 Gig economy and on-demand workers
2016/03/09 Audit of public finances / Regulation (EU) No 472/2013
2016/02/24 Trade Agreements and the funding of the EU budget
2016/01/07 Filing trade petitions - US vs EU model
2015/07/22 ISDS clause and collective bargaining agreements
2018/06/06 Circumvention of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights
2016/12/13 Belgium: denial of a visa to an Aleppo family; 'Article 7' procedure
2014/12/01 Violation of Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of residence of citizens of the Union and of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems