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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/01 Routes accompanying the Via Carpathia transport corridor - a development opportunity for eastern Poland
2015/01/22 On the differences in quality between products reaching the markets of Western and Eastern Europe
2014/09/02 Silesian Canal investment as part of the Baltic-Adriatic corridor
2016/06/08 The Baltic Pipe as a guarantee of energy security in the European Union
2015/06/25 Regarding the diversification of energy supplies
2015/09/03 Financial support for local authorities for a programme to eliminate Sosnowsky's Hogweed
2015/05/07 Higher VAT rates for electronic books
2015/03/16 Compulsory minimum wage for foreign companies transporting goods to and from Germany
2015/07/06 Barriers to the allocation of EU funds in Poland
2014/10/13 Delay in adopting operational programmes for Poland
2014/07/24 Natura 2000 areas in Poland
2015/02/02 'EllaOne' medicine
2015/04/29 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States
2014/08/18 Thermomodernisation of residential buildings
2017/02/09 Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union
2016/07/11 Commission's criteria for examining a complaint
2017/06/27 PCE/PEC - Comments of the President of the European Council
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat
2014/07/17 Commission's interpretation of Article 10(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 211/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on the citizens' initiative
2017/02/09 The provision of EU funding to countries in the Middle East
2015/06/02 Funding from the Fund for Strategic Investments
2017/02/09 Situation of Christian minorities in refugee detention centres in the EU
2016/06/07 Food marking and classification