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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)
Fidesz-Magyar Polgári Szövetség-Keresztény Demokrata Néppárt
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/13 Wake up, Europe! - European Citizens' Initiative
2016/04/13 'Wake up, Europe!' European Citizens' Initiative
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/01/14 Violence against women in Germany - The Cologne case
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/22 Minimum wage legislation in Germany - opinion of the Commission
2016/06/20 Geo-blocking of broadcasts of sports events
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2016/02/02 Freedom of movement within the European Union
2015/12/02 Unjustified geo-blocking of broadcasting rights for live transmission
2015/03/12 Restriction of freedom of movement - transposition of Directive 2005/36/EC
2016/06/30 East-European projects under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/02/03 Revision of the European strategy on the children-friendly internet
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/07/09 Recent floods in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
2016/06/30 Impact of the development of new robotic technologies on the EU labour market
2016/01/28 Ban on advertising of abortions
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2014/12/09 Absence of Single Market integration report
2016/06/30 Obstacles to e-commerce
2015/12/02 Delays at EU airports
2016/10/13 European policies on migration and healthcare
2016/02/03 Solving the problem of homeless people living on the streets
2016/03/22 VP/HR - Anti-Hungarian demonstration by extremist Ukranian nationalists in Uzhhorod
2016/02/03 Abolition of child begging
2016/02/03 Differences in quality between same-brand products across the Member States
2015/02/06 The abolition of roaming tariffs
2014/12/09 Investigation of coupon-buying websites in the interest of consumer protection
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis
2016/11/30 Assessment of Fidel Castro by leaders of EU institutions
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2016/06/30 TTIP disclosures
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU