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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
Germany
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/04 Sudanese Rapid Support Forces as beneficiaries of EU funds
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/13 Illegal exports of European electrical waste
2015/02/26 Follow-up to the ERECON recommendations
2015/01/12 Withdrawal of the circular economy package
2016/01/07 Filing trade petitions - US vs EU model
2015/06/10 Quality framework for traineeships
2015/04/20 Assessment of the effects of certain plans and programmes on the environment (Directive 2001/42/EU)
2016/03/23 Joint Initiative on Standardisation
2015/11/16 Benefits of using sustainable steel in public procurement and of implementing the SustSteel initiative
2014/07/02 Expo 2015 - Italian public procurement cases
2015/10/26 Funding of a hotel complex in Rostock Hohe Düne by the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Land Government
2015/10/26 Funding of a hotel complex in Rostock Hohe Düne by the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Land Government
2015/11/16 Carbon bubble
2015/06/25 Carbon bubble
2015/06/12 The financial risks of a carbon bubble
2016/11/17 Mergers in the rail industry
2016/05/02 EU economic diplomacy
2016/03/08 Merger of two Chinese rail manufacturing companies
2015/08/13 Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM)
2014/12/08 Eurobarometer and the TTIP
2016/01/19 EU funding for the TIME-Park project
2015/04/20 EURARE project
2014/09/08 Mercury emissions from coal-fired power stations
2016/05/10 Sustainability in the Capital Markets Union
2015/06/24 Follow-up to the Action Lines for Bolstering the Business of Liberal Professions

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