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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)
Fine Gael Party
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/13 Trans-European Transport Network
2018/05/16 Common European approach to oral health
2018/02/28 Europe lagging behind the world in 5G telecommunications
2018/01/29 European Missing Persons Day
2018/01/29 Pilot shortage
2017/10/25 The application of summertime in Europe - request for an update
2017/10/25 European Solidarity Fund: funding threshold
2017/07/17 Future disruption and the European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
2016/07/13 Super trawlers in European seas
2016/06/02 European coordination on organised crime
2016/05/31 European airspace
2016/01/20 Sex trafficking in Europe
2015/12/03 Request for a European Missing Persons Day
2018/03/20 Member States' legislation on the use of psychotropic drugs while driving
2017/02/09 Legislation to ban the sale and marketing of highly polluting smoke coal
2017/02/09 Banning the sale and marketing of high-smoke coal by 2018
2017/01/20 Banning high-smoke coal in Ireland and other Member States
2016/11/30 Banning of microbeads
2016/08/03 Globalisation Fund criteria
2016/03/09 Media pluralism in Ireland
2016/02/08 Tackling drink driving
2015/02/10 The shellfish industry in Ireland
2018/04/30 Proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Act on the labelling of alcohol products
2017/07/03 Revision of Regulation 1008/2008 - Article 23
2017/03/31 Minimum lateral clearance distance when passing cyclists
2017/01/20 Reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants
2017/01/09 Funding for the Atlantic Strategy
2016/11/30 EU - Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being
2016/08/25 Promoting trade agreements
2016/08/25 Low-emission mobility in aviation and shipping
2016/06/24 Tendering for public projects
2016/06/02 Impact of the Digital Single Market on SMEs
2016/05/31 The aviation capacity crunch
2016/05/31 Relaxing ownership and control in the EU aviation market
2016/05/02 EU strategy on alcohol
2016/04/14 Commission strategy to address the gender pay gap
2016/02/01 External aviation agreements
2015/12/16 Using an enhanced Frontex to police illegal drug smuggling
2015/12/15 A sustainable strategy for general and business aviation
2015/06/09 Alcohol interlocks
2015/05/28 Digital Single Market Strategy
2015/05/20 Atypical employment in the aviation sector
2015/04/23 Illegal organ harvesting
2014/12/16 Need for a targeted employment action in the strategy for blue growth
2018/06/06 Broadband coverage in rural areas
2018/05/31 International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) and Aer Lingus acquisition
2018/04/20 Plastics and the circular economy
2018/03/28 Dismantling of the Commission Expert Group on Dementia
2018/03/09 Review of Council Directive 92/83/EEC
2018/01/29 Violence against female transport workers
2017/10/23 Tracker mortgages and unfair commercial practices
2017/07/03 Increasing the transparency of fuels in the EU
2017/05/31 Country-specific recommendations and social objectives
2017/03/31 EU disability card
2017/03/09 Entry into force on 15 June 2017 of Commission rules on roaming
2017/02/20 Collaborative economy guidelines
2016/12/19 Social media platforms and child protection
2016/11/17 Implementation of EFSI
2016/11/17 EFSI investment Gaps
2016/10/31 Application of summer time in Europe
2016/10/13 Youth guarantee
2016/09/29 Review of social legislation in transport
2016/09/29 Release date of the Roads Package
2016/07/11 Mobile roaming charges in the Union
2016/06/09 VAT Directive review
2016/04/25 Surcharge on airline flights
2016/03/17 Rural economic development
2016/03/16 Posted workers
2016/02/02 Social dumping
2015/11/05 Implementation of the Blue Card Directive
2015/09/02 Growing prevalence of dementia
2015/01/22 Working Time Directive
2015/01/15 Directive on package travel and assisted travel arrangements
2014/11/28 Conservation of hen harriers
2018/05/30 Vehicle-to-vehicle communication
2018/03/28 Probiotic food and food supplements
2018/03/09 Importance of defibrillators in communities
2017/06/22 Zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate for city buses
2017/05/02 Administrative burdens for short sea shipping
2017/01/20 University College Cork study on burning smoky solid fuel
2016/12/19 Serious road injuries target
2016/12/05 Access to experimental clinical trial
2016/09/28 Support for tillage farmers
2016/09/21 Strengthening farmers' position in the food supply chain
2016/07/18 Syrian refugees in Turkey
2016/06/02 Marine litter collection
2016/03/21 Support for tourism SMEs
2015/12/07 Safer car manufacturing
2015/06/24 Car rental
2017/06/22 Artificial distortion of competition - distribution cost charges
2017/03/31 Smaller scale platform business, data availability and EU rail passenger rights
2017/03/31 Rail passenger rights and fair competition in Europe
2017/02/09 Small particle pollution and the Clean Air Package
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
2015/03/04 Beach closures due to pollution
2016/11/30 Mileage Fraud in the EU
2016/07/13 EU institutions based in the United Kingdom
2014/11/10 Mileage fraud
2016/12/05 The effects of supertrawler activity in Irish waters
2016/05/17 SME Instrument
2016/02/16 Homelessness
2016/01/20 Use of super trawlers in EU waters
2015/07/06 Dairy intervention prices
2015/02/27 What constitutes State aid?
2015/02/19 State aid for airports
2018/05/30 E-bikes and the Motor Insurance Directive
2016/08/25 Setanta Insurance
2016/08/25 Enterprise Insurance
2016/04/21 European insurance policyholder protection scheme
2014/11/28 Flooding insurance
2014/11/28 Insurance cover
2017/07/03 Combined training for drivers
2017/07/03 Front underrun protection for trucks
2017/05/02 Possible exemption from specific aspects of the weekly rest requirements for truck drivers in different sectors
2017/03/31 CO2 standards for trucks
2017/03/02 Truck direct vision standards
2016/12/19 Autonomous emergency braking systems for trucks
2016/10/20 Revised safety standards for trucks
2016/10/19 The Colombian peace process
2016/04/08 Repair of, and compensation for, Volkswagen cars
2016/02/08 New cars sold without spare tyres
2015/12/08 Limiting the use of antibiotics in farming
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers