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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)
Fine Gael Party
Ireland
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Fisheries Substitute pech
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/09/30 Importance of build-out of LNG terminals in light of current geopolitical situation
2014/07/31 Interest rate charged on the IMF portion of the EU/IMF Irish Programme
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2014/07/31 RE: m/v 'Mary Kate', formerly 'm/v Evert Jan' SC30 IMO 9019353
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
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Case of Kamal Foroughi
2015/12/07 Enforcement of German minimum wage laws upon international drivers
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2015/12/07 Falcarragh to Meenlaragh Special Protection Area in Ireland
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2014/08/06 Geographical indication for Island of Ireland beef
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2014/09/30 Funding of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research under Horizon 2020
2014/07/24 In silico medicine in Horizon 2020
2014/07/31 Treatment of beef under CETA agreement
2014/09/30 Dispute between construction companies and the Polish Roads Authority
2014/08/06 Inaction in providing a soft landing for the EU dairy sector
2015/08/04 Competition in the Irish whiskey market
2014/09/30 Consumer rights in relation to water quality
2014/09/30 EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

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