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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)
Democrats for Strong Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Petitions Member peti
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ




Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/07 Environmental assessment of the Pirin National Park management plan
2018/01/09 Potential infringement of EU law in connection with the management plan of Pirin National Park
2017/12/13 Potential infringement of EU law in connection with the construction and operation of hydroelectric power stations in Bulgaria
2018/06/20 Breaches of EU environmental law at Coral Beach in the municipality of Tsarevo
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2015/07/30 Attempts by Bulgarian teams to apply for funding under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development and Horizon 2020
2018/03/07 Protection of priority species in the Rila Mountains
2018/01/10 Outcome of the Commission investigation into apparent violations of Bulgarian citizens' rights
2015/05/06 Protection of consumers' rights in arbitration proceedings in the EU
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2018/03/07 Designation of Special Areas of Conservation in Bulgaria
2017/02/08 Apparent violation of EU law in Bulgaria, and the EU Pilot procedure
2016/02/17 Compliance with EU state aid rules and regulation of Bulgarian irrigation associations
2015/10/02 Reports of worsening air pollution in the city of Ruse, Bulgaria
2015/06/25 Conservation of the brown bear in Bulgaria
2015/05/06 Position under EU law with regard to the possible establishment of a professional organisation of medical auxiliaries in Bulgaria
2015/03/19 Unregulated state aid through the swap of farmlands in Bulgaria
2015/03/19 Recovery of incompatible state aid in Bulgaria
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2015/12/07 Access to TTIP consolidated negotiating texts
2015/05/29 Negotiations with the USA on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the easing of visa rules
2015/05/29 Safety guarantees for European consumers under the TTIP agreement
2016/04/28 Serious difficulties in the international road transport sector
2014/09/25 Road transport measures with a potentially protectionist effect in breach of EU legislation
2018/03/28 Foie gras production
2018/02/19 Prospects for the Western Balkan countries' accession to the EU
2015/06/25 Protecting vultures in Europe
2014/11/07 Follow-up to notifications in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 as amended by Regulation (EU) No 1289/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2016/12/01 Delay in the official publication of the results of the 'fitness check' on the Birds Directive (2009/147/EC) and the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC)

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