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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Petitions Substitute peti
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/14 Revision of the Posting of Workers Directive: rules on remuneration
2016/04/14 Revision of the Posting of Workers Directive: waiting period between successive postings
2016/04/14 Revision of the Posting of Workers Directive
2016/02/02 Minimum wage as a barrier to integrating refugees
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/03/14 Internal organisational structure of the Juncker Commission
2016/06/27 Qualifications of migrants from non-EU countries
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
2016/07/08 Petrol engine emissions
2016/03/18 Optimal use of administrative apparatus
2016/02/24 The current situation regarding the market for windows made from synthetic materials
2016/02/01 Labour mobility package
2015/12/22 Political situation in Poland after the change in government
2016/09/14 Security on ferries and at passenger terminals
2015/06/24 Youth employment initiative
2017/02/28 European Safe Bonds
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/02/02 Promoting social dialogue at European level
2016/02/02 European unemployment insurance scheme
2015/02/06 The European Political Strategy Centre and the role of Chief Scientific Adviser
2016/05/31 Raccoon population in Saxony-Anhalt
2015/10/29 Assessment of the wolf population
2017/01/23 Introduction of uniform power connectors for mobile phone chargers
2016/02/19 Allocation of ESF funding to Austria and Germany for refugee integration
2017/05/18 French budget deficit - compliance with the stability criteria
2017/03/27 'Interrail tickets for all'
2016/02/02 Impact of EU Treaty breaches on structural assistance
2017/09/26 Certification of vehicles under the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard
2017/03/20 Changes to distribution of votes in the Council after Brexit
2016/11/08 Appointing staff to negotiate Brexit
2016/06/28 Financial stability in the euro area with shifting investment flows resulting from the Brexit referendum
2017/02/28 Export of child benefits to other Member States
2016/09/30 Activities of former Commissioners