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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)
Österreichische Volkspartei
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Budgetary Control Member cont
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/01/30 Abolishing the practice of changing the clocks
2014/12/22 Weekly rest periods for businesses supplying the tourist industry
2014/09/08 Implications of the sanctions imposed on Russia for the Austrian tourism industry
2015/03/31 Green Paper - European Transparency Initiative
2015/03/31 Macro-regional strategies in the European context
2014/12/22 Climate change - danger for domestic tourism
2014/10/28 Self-determination of national parliaments with regard to gigaliners
2014/10/28 Brenner Base Tunnel
2015/06/17 Baltic-Adriatic rail axis
2015/01/30 Unification of post and parcel services
2014/11/19 Capacity utilisation of new rail projects
2014/11/19 Liberalisation of rail transport
2014/11/19 Detrimental effect on rail freight of the proposal to amend Directive 96/53/EC
2014/11/19 Shifting of road freight to rail or waterborne transport
2014/10/27 Poverty-driven migration in Europe
2015/01/30 Unaccompanied underage refugees
2014/12/22 Price differences in a common internal market
2015/03/31 Cross-border postal delivery
2015/03/31 Financing environmentally friendly energy projects by the sale of emission allowances
2015/01/30 EU support for airport infrastructure
2014/12/22 ESI funds and co-financing
2016/04/18 European Development Funds
2015/03/31 European Development Fund
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2015/09/14 Commission action to clarify the conditions for registration on the SISTRI system, and their compatibility with EU law.
2015/01/30 Toll system
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2014/12/22 The 'last mile' in the TEN-T
2014/10/28 TEN-T
2014/10/28 Plans for the reduction of CO2 emissions
2014/07/24 Plans of Germany's Federal Transport Minister for introducing road tolls