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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
ANO 2011
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Vice-Chair imco
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/04 Scope of application of the 'loi Macron' and implications for the EU road transport sector
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/26 The implications of the German Minimum Wage Act on Czech companies
2016/07/22 Lack of public consultation on Directive 91/477/EEC on firearms
2016/02/24 Consequences of the proposed directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and the possibility of transitional provisions
2015/12/22 The new Commission proposal on the firearms directive
2015/08/26 Cybersecurity of connected vehicles
2016/07/12 Undeclared presence of meat in canned/frozen vegetables
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2017/07/26 Anti-dumping measures for the import of ceramic tiles from China
2016/09/16 Anti-competitive effects of common ownership by large institutional investors
2016/04/07 Dynamic pricing and EU consumers
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/02 Support for e-Government in the Member States
2017/07/12 Actions of Sony in localising the PlayStation games console into the Czech language
2016/07/12 Commission efforts to enhance the language skills of EU citizens
2016/03/09 VP/HR - Murder of Berta Cáceres in Honduras and the protection of Gustavo Castro Soto
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/01/22 Status of 20 main concerns of citizens
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/11/08 VP/HR - The case of Yon Goicoechea and increased repression in Venezuela
2015/09/23 VP/HR - Increasing tensions between Colombia and Venezuela
2015/04/13 Abolition of roaming charges
2015/04/13 VP/HR - Follow-up to Written Question P-002006/15 on Venezuela and human rights
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2017/07/28 Price parity clauses and online travel agents
2016/02/17 Union promotion of web authoring tools which meet web accessibility requirements
2015/10/26 Unfair commercial practices
2015/06/02 OLAF investigations
2015/05/22 Consultation process on the European New Agenda for Migration
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/04/13 Marketing of fake goods online
2014/12/10 European Accessibility Act
2014/09/18 Counterfeit 'loom bands' and dangerous levels of phthalates
2015/08/24 Misleading branding and naming of food and healthcare products
2015/06/24 Follow-up to the Action Lines for Bolstering the Business of Liberal Professions
2015/04/20 Reduced VAT rates for digital books and newspapers
2015/03/18 Application of reduced VAT rates to electronic books and electronic newspapers
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
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
2015/11/05 Mislabelling of fish in restaurants
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction
2014/10/23 Cross-border car insurance

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