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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/07 Nuclear safety at the Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
2016/07/07 Possible meeting of Commissioner Oettinger with Victor Orban regarding the Paks II Nuclear Power Plant
2016/04/05 State of safety of nuclear installations in Belarus
2015/08/04 Financial resources for shutting down and decommissioning nuclear power plants and managing nuclear waste
2015/06/05 Shortcomings in Turkish nuclear energy policy
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/06 Publication of the Commission Decision on State aid case SA.34947
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Political persecution of a Kazakh dissident
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Vladimir Kozlov case
2015/09/02 National disposal programmes (NaPros) and public participation
2015/08/31 National waste management programmes
2016/03/09 Hinkley Point C and EDF
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2014/10/17 Upcoming review of EU sanctions against the Russian Federation
2015/11/25 Nuclear power stations and childhood leukaemia
2015/02/19 Tests to detect faults in vessels of nuclear power plants
2015/11/17 Dieselgate
2015/08/26 Establishing a bank of low-enriched uranium in Kazakhstan
2015/04/17 VP/HR - League of Arab States Liaison Office in Malta
2015/06/30 EU Investment Package for Greece
2016/03/10 Use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds towards the EU's climate and energy targets
2015/02/25 Involvement of banned Russian citizens in European energy security policy
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2015/10/12 Turkey's coal-led policy
2015/03/03 Mutual recognition of refugee status