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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!

Non-attached Members
Jobbik Magyarországért Mozgalom
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/23 How can the leadership of the USA be called to account in future for the pledges made by President Obama at the COP21 conference?
2015/11/16 Standing up for European bee-keepers
2015/10/30 Adequacy - or otherwise - of the European Union's efforts to tackle the harmful impact of asbestos
2015/10/30 Incompatibilities at the European Institutions
2015/10/29 VP/HR - Possible role for the European Union in resolving the conflict in Syria
2015/03/05 The question of South Stream and the role of the EU in the Ukrainian conflict
2017/02/28 Inhabitants of Eastern Europe as second-class consumers
2016/01/20 Press freedom in Germany
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/07/21 Member States have the freedom to ban the cultivation of GMO plants
2015/05/05 The profession of heart surgery in the EU
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2016/07/27 Comprehensive solution to problems in the apiculture sector
2016/03/01 Preventive measures by the Commission to protect EU citizens in connection with the Olympic Games in Brazil this year
2015/08/24 When will there be a review of the problems of the Biocides Directive affecting SMEs?
2015/10/22 When will the Commission, as promised, submit a legislative proposal amending the decision-making procedure?
2015/07/22 When will the Commission submit a new proposal for an EU directive on waste?
2015/10/21 Is the Commission taking into account the adverse economic impact on manufacturers of tests based on realistic driving conditions, intended to enforce ambitious emission limits?
2015/09/17 Are the EU's ambitious emission reduction goals unrealistic?
2016/01/20 Cultural diversity and parallel societies
2016/07/27 Terrorism and radicalisation in Europe
2016/04/21 'No-go areas' in Europe
2015/09/23 Slaughter of songbirds in Europe
2015/09/21 Does mass migration into Europe entail a risk of epidemic?
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan