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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)
Partidul Mișcarea Populară
Romania
Magic Circle
Budgets Vice-Chair budg
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/02/02 The rule of law in Romania
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2014/11/12 Road infrastructure development priorities in Romania
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/05/28 VAT taxation of expenditure made in EU-funded projects
2014/11/07 Progress on Iasi-Ungheni pipeline
2014/07/30 Exchanges of good practice at European Level to combat youth unemployment
2014/07/30 Exchanges of good practice at European level to combat youth unemployment
2016/08/30 ERDF funding for the reinforcement of buildings at high seismic risk
2015/03/31 Roaming charges in third countries
2015/10/07 Eligibility for individual fellowships under Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
2014/07/31 Network of heads of public employment services
2015/05/29 Role of credit rating agencies within the Capital Markets Union
2017/05/10 Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria energy interconnector
2015/09/24 Possibility of amending state aid scheme No SA.33033
2015/09/08 EARDF funding for peri-urban areas in Romania
2015/05/29 Implication of potential changes to the zero-risk weight for EU banks' sovereign exposures

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