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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: 2017-10-16

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)
Slovenska demokratska stranka
Slovenia
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/08/31 State of the TTIP negotiations
2016/04/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska as a result of Italy's use of the radio spectrum in contravention of the rules
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2014/09/17 Implementation of the new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2015/12/21 The effectiveness of the Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/12/19 Discriminatory Austrian legislation
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/16 Discriminatory tax treatment of similar rights acquired in two different countries
2015/10/29 Dismissal of the management of the Bank Asset Management Company in Slovenia
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2017/06/20 Money laundering at NLB (Nova ljubljanska banka)
2017/06/20 Sale of NLB (Nova ljubljanska banka)
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/05/31 Establishing EuropeTV
2015/11/19 Implementation of the Schengen Agreement and security in the EU
2015/10/07 Lack of action by European institutions on double taxation discouraging mobility and free movement of labour within the EU
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping

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