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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/30 China's market economy status
2016/02/15 Current status of EUNAVFOR Med Sophia
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/01/12 Current status of EUNAVFOR Med Sophia
2016/06/24 supporting a forest-based bio-economy
2016/06/24 supporting transport efficiency
2016/06/24 renewable energy
2016/05/26 Non-tariff barriers in the single market
2016/04/28 Delivering a New Deal for Energy Consumers (2015/2323(INI))
2016/04/28 Towards improved single market regulation (2015/2089(INI))
2016/03/29 Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive
2016/01/12 Commission's stance on Nord Stream 2
2016/10/24 International mapping of floating garbage patches
2016/09/30 Promoting fish consumption
2016/03/29 Application of the Postal Services Directive
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/09/30 Availability of housing for vulnerable communities
2016/07/13 Making changes to the Treaty on European Union possible
2016/06/24 The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2016/05/25 The donation of unsold consumable food to charities
2016/04/28 Achieving the 10 % electricity interconnection target for 2020.
2016/02/16 Copying levies
2016/10/24 Regulating broadband access
2016/10/24 On facilitating the access of regional and local authorities to European Structural and Investment Funds
2016/04/28 Public access to documents (Rule 116(7))
2016/03/29 Electrical and electronic waste
2016/02/16 Automatic recognition of architecture qualifications in the Member States
2016/05/25 Cohesion policy in mountainous regions of the EU
2016/05/25 Effective import and export rules and procedures in the context of trade policy
2015/12/03 Cohesion policy reform
2016/09/30 Combating online hate and extremism
2016/07/13 On tax rulings and other measures similar in nature
2016/02/15 Bringing national laws into line with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
2016/01/12 Bringing national laws into line with Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
2015/12/10 Work on delegated acts under Article 60 of Regulation (EU) No 305/2011
2015/11/25 Tightening of laws on the sale and possession of self-loading firearms in the EU
2016/12/01 Need for a special investment plan for subregions with high unemployment levels
2016/10/24 On the protection of the children of imprisoned parents
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2016/01/12 Raising public awareness as regards the 112 emergency number
2015/12/03 Implementing Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI)
2015/12/03 Public-private partnerships and integrated territorial investment funding
2016/12/12 Guaranteeing Member States uninterrupted supplies of gas from eastern Europe
2016/12/01 Higher education in Belarus
2016/12/01 Heart failure
2016/07/13 Strategy for trade and investment
2016/03/29 Family businesses in Europe
2015/12/03 Implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy
2016/11/17 Commission decision on the OPAL pipeline
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
2016/07/13 Japan's decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season
2016/01/12 Actions to encourage the digitisation of administration
2015/12/14 Increased terrorism threat