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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/13 Investments in tax havens by the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
2016/06/03 Dormant bank accounts in Europe
2016/04/05 Activities of European banks in tax havens
2018/02/13 Publication of country-by-country information on businesses currently entered in national registers
2018/01/31 Monitoring of bank and extractive industry country-by-country reporting
2018/04/11 Local currencies and sustainable financing
2018/02/23 Using virtual currencies for criminal purposes
2017/11/10 The legal framework for the protection of whistle blowers
2017/05/11 Growth of administration
2017/12/19 Placement of gaming machines and gambling advertising
2017/10/13 Decision-making at the European Monetary Fund
2017/04/12 Performance of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2017/02/07 Doubling the funds allocated to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2018/06/13 Greek tax collection
2018/02/23 Brexit and tax competition
2018/01/31 Factoring tax accountability into the next reform of the Procurement Directive
2017/12/19 Competition between banks and State aid
2017/11/10 The USA's global gag rule and the EU
2018/01/31 Increasing transparency with regard to the genuine beneficial owners of listed companies
2017/11/16 Bail-ins and the banking union
2016/07/14 Supporting the use of forest biomass
2017/12/19 Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)
2017/11/16 Economic forecast and recovery in the euro area
2016/05/17 Cooling-off periods for politicians and officials moving to the private sector