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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!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Slovenska demokratska stranka
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
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
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
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2015/10/29 Dismissal of the management of the Bank Asset Management Company in Slovenia
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
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
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2015/12/21 The effectiveness of the Youth Guarantee scheme
2015/10/07 Lack of action by European institutions on double taxation discouraging mobility and free movement of labour within the EU
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2017/12/19 Implementation of EFSI - new jobs
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/19 Implementation of the Schengen Agreement and security in the EU
2016/08/31 State of the TTIP negotiations
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2017/06/20 Money laundering at NLB (Nova ljubljanska banka)
2017/06/20 Sale of NLB (Nova ljubljanska banka)
2016/05/31 Establishing EuropeTV
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2017/12/19 Monitoring the rule-of-law situation in Member States
2014/09/17 Implementation of the new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law