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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: 2017-10-16

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
Conservative Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/11/16 Tyre-pressure monitoring systems
2015/10/28 Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2016/05/18 Problems with mutual recognition in the EU
2016/03/21 Consumer Credit Directive and radio advertising
2016/03/21 Potential non-tariff barriers in food taxation
2016/02/02 Consultation on Directive 92/83/EEC - Structures of excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages
2016/01/28 Alcohol taxation review
2016/01/21 Report on the 2008 Timeshare Directive
2015/10/27 Bus fares in Malta for non-Maltese residents
2015/10/20 Heritage diesel engines under Directive 97/68/EC
2015/07/22 Cider duty
2015/06/24 Excise duty change to allow government support for small cider producers
2015/02/23 EU Driving Directive stipulations concerning people with type 1 diabetes
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2015/12/15 Discrimination against non-national consumers making online travel bookings
2015/09/30 Sporting events code of conduct
2015/07/17 Changes to the hedge cutting window
2015/02/23 Access rights for consumers to sporting media subscription services
2017/08/04 Airport delays
2017/02/27 ZTL restricted traffic zones in Italy
2016/05/30 Private copying levies
2016/05/18 Commission research into market share effects of the 'link tax'
2016/04/28 Economic value of third-country airlines to EU airports
2015/03/11 EKAER - Hungary's electronic road transportation control system
2016/01/21 Creation of an open market for terminal air navigation services
2015/12/15 EU meat inspection rules at slaughterhouses
2015/11/24 Business involvement in the Technical Regulation Information System (TRIS) notification procedure
2015/11/24 TRIS functioning in 2015
2015/09/30 Video gaming
2015/07/23 EU Regulation on the non-commercial movement of animals
2015/04/28 EU 2014 F-Gas Regulation quota allocations
2015/01/26 Port Services Regulation
2015/01/26 One-bag rule
2016/08/29 Availability of help with Commission databases for applicants
2016/05/18 Commission proposal on tackling unfair competition in aviation
2016/04/05 Permitted exemptions
2016/02/17 Possible State aid case on the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid financed by bailed-out banks
2015/12/15 Fur farming in the EU
2015/09/30 Development aid oversight and scrutiny
2015/04/28 REACH 2018 registration and impact on SMEs
2015/04/28 Negotiations with China - exemptions for smaller volume automobile manufacturers from new CO2 emissions limits
2016/06/14 OLAF's powers to investigate the use of European aid in non-EU countries
2016/04/28 Enhanced accessible toilets in EU transport hubs
2016/04/27 Power of attorney and the European Disability Strategy
2016/04/12 Overnight lorry parking charges in the EU
2016/01/28 Official guidelines for the sharing economy
2015/11/24 Barriers to trade in the European collaborative economy
2015/10/29 Invasive species list
2015/01/26 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2017/06/20 Thalidomide resolution response
2016/03/10 Title deeds in Cyprus
2015/03/03 Coupled support under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
2015/01/26 Common Agricultural Policy
2016/05/02 Issues raised by the study on the welfare of cats and dogs involved in commercial practices
2015/12/15 EU study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices
2015/02/23 Interpretation of EU money laundering directives
2016/07/18 Commission consultation on ancillary copyright
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2015/07/23 VP/HR - EEAS Tender Publicity Procedures
2015/01/30 Commission copyright enforcement procedures

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