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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Parti radical de gauche
France
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Petitions Member peti
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
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
2016/01/27 Reform of copyright for libraries
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2015/04/14 Discriminatory legislation in Hungary
2015/03/31 TTIP and the hierarchy of rules
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2017/08/28 The FIBA Europe basketball organisation and the basketball Euroleague schedule
2017/01/16 Barroso and Commissioners' ethics
2017/01/16 Neelie Kroes and conduct of Commissioners
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/05/04 Laws on foods for sportspersons and growing-up milk
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2016/06/22 Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union
2015/07/24 Food safety concerns regarding Canadian horsemeat imports
2016/03/18 Legislative proposal for a single European geographical indication protection system for non-agricultural products
2015/10/23 The European emergency number and the Digital Single Market
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2017/09/05 Adulterated honey

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