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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/30 European Professional Card (EPC)
2017/07/11 Clarifications on the difference between the European services e-card and the European professional card (EPC)
2016/05/13 Introduction of teaching on the European Union in schools
2015/03/20 Overlap between plenary sessions of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and meetings of the European Council
2017/09/12 Improvements in the bureaucratic procedures and on-line platform for students in the Erasmus + Programme
2017/09/12 Calculation of the level of Erasmus+ grant based on destination country income bands
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/03/20 Progress towards the abolition of data roaming in the EU
2015/01/28 Daphne III Programme
2018/05/31 Airspace disruptions due to air traffic control strikes affecting Spain's economy - Efficiency of EU airspace
2016/04/21 Control of EU funding after alleged misconduct of NGO 'Breaking the Silence'
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/01/14 Methods of cooperation and coordination between Directorates General to safeguard migrants' fundamental rights
2018/06/15 US duties on table olives
2016/06/21 Child helpline standardisation
2016/06/21 Implementation of child helplines
2016/04/21 Protecting the voting rights of Europeans living in another Member State
2015/04/30 Progress towards protecting consumers of online gambling and minors
2015/01/15 Establishing ways of monitoring the rights of paperless child migrants
2016/08/01 Food in migration hotspots
2016/08/01 Safety in hotspots
2016/07/05 Education in hotspots
2015/09/30 Measures to prevent food waste
2015/04/30 Collaborative or participatory consumption
2018/06/11 Protection of wolves in the Habitats Directive
2018/01/16 Protection of the 'Queso Manchego' designation of origin in the EU-Mexico agreement
2017/11/16 Substitution of HFCs and compliance with the Kigali agreement
2015/10/19 Introduction of an export exception (waiver) within the existing Supplementary Protection Certificate Regulation
2015/04/28 Consumer protection with regard to property ownership
2018/05/30 Common Training Principles for Engineers (CTP)
2018/04/24 VP/HR - EU delegation in Nicaragua
2017/04/27 Negative consequences for the Natura 2000 network following an amendment to Law 5/2005 of 26 May, on spaces of environmental significance in the Balearic Islands
2016/09/22 Negative consequences of air traffic controller strikes in France
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/07/05 EU law provisions on reception conditions for unaccompanied children
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/02/05 Scrap metal and the SustSteel initiative
2018/01/23 Carbon capture and storage in the EU
2016/12/20 Support for gifted pupils and those with high intellectual ability
2016/06/21 Deficiencies of vehicle repair and maintenance information (RMI) access
2016/06/21 Report on the functioning of the system of access to vehicle repair and maintenance information
2018/04/18 Public procurement for the Gronda di Genova bypass project
2016/09/08 Car hire surcharges in the EU
2016/04/21 Safeguarding freedom of thought and religion in third countries