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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/07/18 EU-Brazil air transport agreement
2016/04/18 Follow-on milk for toddlers and food supplements for athletes
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2016/02/11 'Red mud' and EU environmental regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/02/10 Distortion of VAT rates on yacht chartering in France and Italy
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/12/20 European tourism and security project
2016/05/30 Commission report on the implementation of its communication on tourism
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/01/20 Commission involvement in the Lyon-Turin railway project
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/09/30 Emergency aid plan for a potential banking crisis
2016/04/18 Agricultural crisis
2016/03/09 Migrant and regional crisis
2016/03/09 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/02/16 Pesticides and farmers
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2016/05/02 Dental implants and peri-implantitis, a major public health issue
2016/03/08 Migrant influx and humanitarian aid
2016/09/30 EU decision-making and the United Kingdom
2016/07/18 Rail freight (follow-up to written question P-002205/2016)
2016/05/30 Delivering multimodal ticketing
2016/03/16 Competition in the French freight sector
2016/09/30 Controls on funds allocated to refugees
2015/11/16 Eurovignette and Alpine crossings
2015/11/16 Eurovignette and modal shift
2015/01/20 SNCM (Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée)
2016/09/30 Infrastructure investment under the cohesion policy
2016/07/18 Hyperloop
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/03/03 Cormorant overpopulation
2016/05/30 Countermeasures in respect of drones
2016/01/26 Fruit and vegetable growers and TAFTA/TTIP
2015/09/24 Rules on automotive glass
2016/09/30 Coup d'état in Turkey and human rights
2016/07/18 Regulation (EC) No 999/2001
2016/04/18 EU-Turkey summit