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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Europe Écologie
Magic Circle
International Trade Vice-Chair inta
Fisheries Substitute pech
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/16 Aid for the construction and renewal of fishing vessels
2016/10/06 Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport
2015/11/10 Announcements concerning airport construction at Notre-Dame-des-Landes (France)
2016/02/24 Trade Agreements and the funding of the EU budget
2015/06/30 Drastic decrease in EU funding for research in the field of social sciences and the humanities under Societal Challenge 6 in Horizon 2020
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/02/27 Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement procurement chapter
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2015/10/07 VP/HR - EU policy on the death penalty after targeted killings by UK drones
2014/07/08 Suspension of financing for the EuradioNantes radio station
2016/04/06 Links between the 'Panama Papers' and the Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy
2016/03/10 Use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds towards the EU's climate and energy targets
2015/12/07 Conflicts of interests involving Arias Cañete, Lamela and the company Berkeley
2018/01/22 Commission Decision of 15 May 2017 concerning measure SA.40454 2015/C (ex 2015/N)
2014/11/10 Commission implementing decision of 10 September 2014 concerning the implementation of the undertaking referred to in Implementing Decision 2013/707/EU
2017/05/04 Commission's handling of the Aéroport du Grand Ouest project
2015/07/17 TTIP, public healthcare, GMOs, use of hormones in bovine sector and REACH
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2016/04/29 Scope of Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 May 2002
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/10/07 VP/HR - European Parliament resolution on armed drones
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship