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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)
Fine Gael Party
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/05 Access to experimental clinical trial
2016/12/05 The effects of supertrawler activity in Irish waters
2016/09/21 Strengthening farmers' position in the food supply chain
2016/07/18 Syrian refugees in Turkey
2016/07/13 Super trawlers in European seas
2016/06/02 European coordination on organised crime
2016/05/31 European airspace
2016/04/21 European insurance policyholder protection scheme
2016/01/20 Use of super trawlers in EU waters
2015/12/03 Request for a European Missing Persons Day
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2016/10/26 Air passenger rights - free child places
2016/09/08 Arbitration in the case of Norwegian Air
2016/07/13 Arbitration in the case of Norwegian Air
2017/01/09 Funding for the Atlantic Strategy
2016/11/30 EU - Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being
2016/11/30 Banning of microbeads
2016/07/11 Mobile roaming charges in the Union
2016/05/02 EU strategy on alcohol
2016/04/14 Commission strategy to address the gender pay gap
2015/12/15 A sustainable strategy for general and business aviation
2015/06/09 Alcohol interlocks
2014/12/16 Need for a targeted employment action in the strategy for blue growth
2016/09/28 Support for tillage farmers
2016/06/02 Impact of the Digital Single Market on SMEs
2016/03/21 Support for tourism SMEs
2015/05/28 Digital Single Market Strategy
2016/12/19 Social media platforms and child protection
2016/10/19 The Colombian peace process
2016/09/29 Review of social legislation in transport
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
2016/04/25 Surcharge on airline flights
2016/02/08 Tackling drink driving
2016/02/02 Social dumping
2015/12/16 Using an enhanced Frontex to police illegal drug smuggling
2015/07/06 Dairy intervention prices
2015/04/23 Illegal organ harvesting
2016/08/25 Setanta Insurance
2016/08/25 Enterprise Insurance
2016/08/03 Globalisation Fund criteria
2016/03/17 Rural economic development
2015/12/08 Limiting the use of antibiotics in farming
2014/11/28 Flooding insurance
2014/11/28 Insurance cover
2016/08/25 Promoting trade agreements
2016/08/25 Low-emission mobility in aviation and shipping
2016/07/13 EU institutions based in the United Kingdom
2016/05/31 The aviation capacity crunch
2016/05/31 Relaxing ownership and control in the EU aviation market
2016/03/16 Posted workers
2016/03/09 Media pluralism in Ireland
2016/02/16 Homelessness
2016/02/01 External aviation agreements
2015/05/20 Atypical employment in the aviation sector
2015/02/10 The shellfish industry in Ireland
2016/11/17 Implementation of EFSI
2016/11/17 EFSI investment Gaps
2016/10/31 Application of summer time in Europe
2016/09/29 Release date of the Roads Package
2016/06/09 VAT Directive review
2016/01/20 Sex trafficking in Europe
2015/12/07 Safer car manufacturing
2015/11/05 Implementation of the Blue Card Directive
2015/06/24 Car rental
2015/01/22 Working Time Directive
2015/01/15 Directive on package travel and assisted travel arrangements
2014/11/28 Conservation of hen harriers
2016/12/19 Autonomous emergency braking systems for trucks
2016/12/19 Serious road injuries target
2016/12/07 Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
2016/10/20 Revised safety standards for trucks
2016/06/24 Tendering for public projects
2016/06/02 Marine litter collection
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/17 SME Instrument
2016/04/08 Repair of, and compensation for, Volkswagen cars
2016/02/08 New cars sold without spare tyres
2015/09/02 Growing prevalence of dementia
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/03/04 Beach closures due to pollution
2015/02/27 What constitutes State aid?
2015/02/19 State aid for airports
2016/11/30 Mileage Fraud in the EU
2016/10/13 Youth guarantee
2014/11/10 Mileage fraud