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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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Chair afet
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
Security and Defence Substitute sede

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/11 Comparable school-leaving certificates throughout Europe
2017/06/09 Use of EU funds - Restoring common cultural heritage in south-east Europe
2016/04/27 Payment of premiums to farmers in Lower Saxony
2015/07/28 Dealing with the growing wolf population in Lower Saxony
2015/07/27 The marine energy potential of Lower Saxony
2015/07/27 Digital single market in Europe - possibilities for Lower Saxony
2015/07/09 Beginning of the new EU funding period for 2014-2020 in the German state of Lower Saxony
2014/12/22 Approval of the Lower Saxony regional programme within the context of EAFRD support
2018/06/18 Granting Georgia safe-country-of-origin status
2018/05/03 Natura 2000 sites - compensation for damage by foraging geese
2018/03/28 Natura 2000 and nature protection funds
2018/03/15 Requiring more frequent reporting under Directive 92/43/EEC
2018/02/12 Protected status of the wolf
2016/12/05 EU measures to combat manipulation of milometers
2016/10/21 EU citizens' rights
2016/09/06 VP/HR - East StratCom Task Force
2016/07/22 West Balkan Conference: EU aid for West Balkan countries
2016/07/22 Number of migrants entering the EU in the first half of 2016
2016/03/09 Youth exchanges within the Western Balkans and regulated labour migration to the EU
2016/03/02 Classification of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria as safe countries of origin
2014/10/28 Review of Annex IV to Directive 92/43/EEC to take account of the de facto favourable conservation status of the wolf
2017/07/31 Automatic emergency braking systems for lorries
2016/08/30 Emergency braking systems in commercial vehicles
2016/02/08 Freedom of panorama
2018/04/27 EU eco-label for fishery and aquaculture products
2017/11/30 VP/HR - Possible influence of state and non-state actors on the 2019 European elections
2017/07/14 Development of a European left-wing extremist database
2017/02/02 Joint European Secret Service
2017/02/02 Joint European Counter Terrorism Centre
2017/02/02 Automatic European data exchange
2017/01/19 Results of the EU Platform on Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores
2017/01/12 Bus services in local public transport
2016/11/16 New rules governing payments to offset the cost of reduced-rate local public transport passes for schoolchildren
2016/05/04 Application procedure for EU agricultural subsidy 2016
2015/06/04 Plastic particles in cosmetic products
2016/04/21 British citizens living in the EU: entitlement to vote
2016/01/11 Serbian nationals in EU Member States
2016/01/08 British nationals in EU Member States
2018/01/23 Funding for the preparation of Erasmus+ projects
2017/07/31 Horizon 2020: EU funding for SMEs
2017/04/11 Erasmus+ schools funding
2015/01/29 Standard DIN EN 13814
2016/10/05 Visibility of EU investments in Serbia
2016/03/08 Serbia's inclusion in the emergency plan for EU gas supply security
2015/10/15 Incorporating Serbia into the Energy Union
2015/04/15 Backing for LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven
2014/10/27 Regionalised sub-budgets
2017/11/30 Cooperation among security authorities in the EU
2017/10/24 Effective wolf management in Germany
2017/01/19 Figures in connection with controlling wolf populations in Member States
2016/05/10 Genetic studies in the monitoring of wolf populations
2016/02/16 Use of animal proteins as animal feed
2015/09/15 EU authorisation for the plant protection product Glyphosate
2016/09/28 Member State territories that are part of the EU
2016/07/12 Member State territories that are not part of the EU
2018/03/28 Post-Cotonou Agreement
2017/12/12 'Wunderline' project
2016/11/07 Deregulation of laws governing professions
2016/09/05 Target species in the draft multiannual programme for North Sea fisheries
2016/05/10 Munitions from the world wars in the North Sea
2016/02/12 Emissions Trading System
2015/06/29 Asylum seekers from Kosovo
2015/06/24 Green Shipping
2015/05/20 Political situation in Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo