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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
Darbo partija
Lithuania
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2014/10/02 Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP 20)
2014/10/02 Climate Change Conference in Lima (COP 20)
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
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
2015/03/25 Minimum wage in the transport sector
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
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
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/03/31 Regarding restrictions on trade in foodstuffs
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Regarding the occupation and annexation of Crimea
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/03/04 Food waste management
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Georgia's regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali
2015/03/06 Situation in the milk sector

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