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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Chair pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/14 Infringement proceedings against Luxembourg on account of inadequate waste water treatment
2015/12/16 Inflation target of the European Central Bank
2015/11/04 Action brought by the association 'Ja zum Nürburgring e.V.' before the Court of Justice of the European Union
2015/10/30 Review of the sale of the Nürburgring in the light of European law
2015/10/15 EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) and German Federal Supreme Court ruling (VIII ZR 249/14) on the right of withdrawal in distance contracts for heating oil deliveries
2015/07/02 Nürburgring insolvency proceedings
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/07/28 Implementation of EC law in Italy
2015/10/30 Complaints concerning the selling-on of the Nürburgring
2015/01/13 Subsidies awarded in connection with the Nürburgring redevelopment project
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2016/02/02 Market economy status for the People's Republic of China
2015/08/03 Turkey: Tariff suspension for unprocessed aluminium
2015/06/24 Conditions for the public funding of tourism
2015/03/12 State funding for youth hostels
2016/02/02 Compensatory payments for the construction of wind turbines
2015/03/31 Potential health risks from wind power plants
2016/10/26 Procurement practice of Deutsche Bahn with regard to its subsidiary DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH
2015/03/31 EU-wide criteria for organic materials in contact with drinking water
2014/12/03 Conversion projects and structural policy
2015/10/01 Noise reduction in rail transport
2015/03/26 Mortgage loans for foreigners
2014/09/10 Transport of uranium ore by rail
2015/11/11 Member States' tax practices
2015/09/02 Levying of wine tax on wine imported into France
2015/02/03 Support for the Moldovan wine industry
2016/07/05 Derogations in connection with the sale of Hahn airport
2016/06/30 Sale of Hahn Airport by the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
2014/12/03 EU funding for Rhineland-Palatinate 2007-2013
2016/07/13 Double VAT charges for loan of vehicles to employees by Luxembourgish employers
2015/02/19 IT-based identification of patient data throughout the EU
2014/09/09 Town twinning
2016/04/19 'Connecting Europe Facility' funding programme
2015/05/13 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
2015/03/31 Europe-wide provision of compensation for the severely disabled