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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Freie Wähler
Germany
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/10/13 Forestry in the European Union
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/01/26 Protecting consumers from distortions of competition caused by illegal arrangements between companies
2016/11/07 Explosives trace detectors and workers' safety at Munich Airport
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/01/26 Consumer protection from toxic substances in imported goods
2016/05/24 Health risks as a result of switching from direct to alternating current along the same transmission section
2015/02/12 Sale of the Nürburgring to the firm Capricorn
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/03/26 Movement of animals between EU Member States under the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES)
2015/11/05 EU funding options for tackling the environmental impact of silting-up at the Chiemsee
2015/08/17 Performance-based controls of the CAP
2016/09/26 Situation of staff working for the European Patent Office
2016/05/17 Trade in poultrymeat between South Africa and the EU
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2014/11/13 Current situation regarding road transport financing in Europe
2014/11/13 Current situation regarding European road traffic networks with relevance across Member States

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