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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Germany
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Budgets Substitute budg
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/01/14 Lack of data on tax revenue in the European Union
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/04/30 Proposal for a Council Directive repealing Council Directive 2003/48/EC (Savings Directive)
2015/04/30 Proposal for a Council Directive repealing Council Directive 2003/48/EC (Savings Directive)
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2015/12/02 Development of indicators to measure economic activity in the tertiary sector and the social economy
2015/06/05 Tax rulings and recuperated tax
2015/06/02 Failure to publish the 'Mapping of social enterprises - Germany' report
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/02/25 Lobby transparency register
2015/02/24 EU financial support for the Ukrainian Government to set up 'pushback' camps for asylum seekers
2014/07/02 Data on asylum seekers provided by Eurostat
2017/08/30 PSD2: Democratic legitimacy of the Euro Retail Payments Board
2017/04/18 PSD2: Democratic legitimacy of the Euro Retail Payments Board: Subgroup on payment initiation services
2017/06/08 Greece's growth rate projections: impact on its account balance
2017/06/08 Greece's growth rate projections
2017/07/19 Liquidation of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza - Competition concerns
2017/07/19 Liquidation of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza - financial stability and the public interest
2017/07/19 Liquidation of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza - legal basis
2016/11/17 List of meetings of Commissioner Oettinger with unregistered lobbyists
2015/04/09 Follow-up to the hearing with Commissioner Moscovici
2015/03/25 Banks in Portugal
2015/03/25 Banks in Portugal
2015/03/25 Banks in Cyprus
2015/03/25 Banks in Cyprus (1)
2015/03/25 Banks in Cyprus
2017/07/19 Obstacles to resolution - moratorium tool
2017/07/19 State aid for Italian banks: compensation for bondholders
2017/07/19 Precautionary recapitalisation - solvency assessment
2017/07/19 Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena: compliance with criteria for precautionary recapitalisation
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/03/25 Banks in Greece
2015/03/25 Banks in Greece
2014/09/10 Costs arising from the interim commissioners

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