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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Chair imco
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/10/22 Question to Commissioner Oettinger on the home copying exemption
2015/03/17 Home copying system
2017/09/29 How to prevent infringements of consumer law by Ryanair & co. in the future
2017/07/04 Submitting complaints to airlines
2017/05/04 Concentration on the online travel metasearch market
2017/03/15 Transitional provisions in Directive 2014/53/EU and consequences of a lack of harmonised standards
2017/02/15 Impact of the energy efficiency directive at national level
2017/02/13 Ban on Airbnb and restrictive rules concerning it: obstacles to freedom to provide services
2016/12/15 Use of online platforms to book overnight accommodation
2016/11/21 Directive 2001/29/EC and payments to publishers
2016/09/20 Non-compliance by Ryanair with consumer protection rules
2016/03/16 How many families can one wind turbine provide power for?
2015/10/08 Discriminatory pricing of high-speed rail services
2015/10/07 Consequences of the Safe Harbour judgment for companies and private citizens
2015/02/10 Book-keeping rules for investment in energy efficiency
2017/11/07 Prevention of cancer among fire fighters
2017/04/26 Response to persecution of homosexuals in Chechnya
2017/04/26 VP/HR - Response to persecution of gays in Chechnya
2017/11/09 Privacy and security risks associated with smart watches for children
2017/02/15 Public access to information on the identity of members of Horizon 2020 programme committees
2017/02/13 Distribution of patents based on research for Horizon 2020
2016/12/19 Risks to fundamental research arising from payments being made conditional on results
2016/12/15 Research-intensive SMEs in Horizon 2020
2015/07/08 Arrears of payments in Horizon 2020
2016/04/04 Social discount rates for energy efficiency
2015/12/02 Discount rates for energy efficiency measures
2018/01/03 Hidden airline costs
2017/06/23 DG COMP investigation into airline distribution
2017/01/11 National return from Horizon 2020 per societal challenge defined by H2020
2016/03/16 Tackling imports of counterfeit products into the EU
2015/06/30 Hidden costs of Horizon 2020 societal challenges
2018/04/18 WiFi4EU Regulation
2018/03/13 Legal effects of recommendations
2017/01/11 Impact of the WIFI4EU proposal
2016/06/14 Implementation of pilot project - budget heading 02 02 77 22
2015/09/07 Implementation of Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 260/2012
2015/04/21 Implementation and status of Directive (EU) No 260/2012, Article 9
2016/06/09 Impact of EFSI on research and innovation in the EU
2016/04/26 Damning report on the European Institute for Innovation and Technology
2015/09/16 Publicity campaign at a time of austerity, financed at the expense of research and innovation
2018/02/07 State aid to scale-ups
2018/01/03 Telecom equipment in the EU
2018/01/03 Roaming charges in border areas
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/10/05 Distinguishing publicly between synthetic and natural diamonds
2017/06/08 State of the rule of law in Spain: state prosecutor files a complaint against Catalan Minister Borràs for the purchase of ballot boxes
2017/03/15 EU aid for leveraging private sector investments
2016/08/31 Recognition of professions in other Member States
2016/05/04 Problems with the recognition of legally established relationships
2015/04/23 Pursuing a profession in another Member State
2018/05/24 Renewable energy: grey and green electricity
2016/07/13 Energy efficiency and renewable energy at the European Institutions
2016/07/13 Energy efficiency and renewable energy at the European Institutions
2016/02/25 Massive relocation of European businesses to US territory