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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)
Fine Gael Party
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
International Trade Substitute inta
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest
Fisheries Substitute pech

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/28 The economic and social impact of all Brexit scenarios for the island of Ireland
2014/09/30 Funding of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research under Horizon 2020
2014/08/06 Geographical indication for Island of Ireland beef
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2014/09/30 EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
2014/07/31 Treatment of beef under CETA agreement
2017/11/28 EU capital investment under blended financial instruments for the Port of Shannon Foynes in Ireland
2015/12/07 Falcarragh to Meenlaragh Special Protection Area in Ireland
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2017/11/28 Transition fund for Ireland following United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union
2016/07/18 Supertrawler activity and dolphin deaths on the coast of Co. Kerry, Ireland
2016/03/18 Flood insurance in Ireland
2016/03/09 Media pluralism in Ireland
2015/12/07 Enforcement of German minimum wage laws upon international drivers
2017/07/14 Implications for the Irish agricultural sector of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1005 of 25 June 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of lead in certain foodstuffs
2017/05/23 Implementation of practical training programmes for farmers/cooperatives following on from resolution adopted on 14 December 2016
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Case of Kamal Foroughi
2014/08/06 Inaction in providing a soft landing for the EU dairy sector
2014/09/30 Dispute between construction companies and the Polish Roads Authority
2014/09/30 Consumer rights in relation to water quality
2014/07/24 In silico medicine in Horizon 2020
2014/09/30 Importance of build-out of LNG terminals in light of current geopolitical situation
2015/08/04 Competition in the Irish whiskey market
2014/07/31 RE: m/v 'Mary Kate', formerly 'm/v Evert Jan' SC30 IMO 9019353
2014/07/31 Interest rate charged on the IMF portion of the EU/IMF Irish Programme