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

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/12 Bus services in local public transport
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/16 New rules governing payments to offset the cost of reduced-rate local public transport passes for schoolchildren
2016/11/07 Deregulation of laws governing professions
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/01/19 Figures in connection with controlling wolf populations in Member States
2016/05/10 Genetic studies in the monitoring of wolf populations
2016/05/04 Application procedure for EU agricultural subsidy 2016
2016/03/09 Youth exchanges within the Western Balkans and regulated labour migration to the EU
2016/02/16 Use of animal proteins as animal feed
2015/09/15 EU authorisation for the plant protection product Glyphosate
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
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/01/29 Standard DIN EN 13814
2016/08/30 Emergency braking systems in commercial vehicles
2016/03/08 Serbia's inclusion in the emergency plan for EU gas supply security
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/06/04 Plastic particles in cosmetic products
2014/10/27 Regionalised sub-budgets
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
2016/10/05 Visibility of EU investments in Serbia
2016/09/06 VP/HR - East StratCom Task Force
2016/09/05 Target species in the draft multiannual programme for North Sea fisheries
2016/07/22 Number of migrants entering the EU in the first half of 2016
2016/05/10 Munitions from the world wars in the North Sea
2015/10/15 Incorporating Serbia into the Energy Union
2016/07/22 West Balkan Conference: EU aid for West Balkan countries
2016/03/02 Classification of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria as safe countries of origin
2016/02/12 Emissions Trading System
2015/04/15 Backing for LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven
2016/01/11 Serbian nationals in EU Member States
2016/01/08 British nationals in EU Member States
2016/12/05 EU measures to combat manipulation of milometers
2016/10/21 EU citizens' rights
2016/04/21 British citizens living in the EU: entitlement to vote
2015/06/29 Asylum seekers from Kosovo
2015/06/24 Green Shipping
2015/05/20 Political situation in Montenegro, Albania and Kosovo
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
2016/02/08 Freedom of panorama