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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/17 Legal basis of Spain's right of veto relating to Gibraltar
2017/03/20 Raising the minimum amounts of insurance cover for the use of motor vehicles which transport people by road
2017/02/16 Medical services provided in another Member State
2016/12/07 Safety of passenger road transport services in Spain
2016/12/06 Road tax and fixed charge for international transport services
2016/10/11 Financial solidity of insurance companies and fake surety policies
2016/09/30 Online transparency requirement for passenger transport service providers
2016/05/31 Transparency of Commission decisions for EU citizens
2015/12/14 Failure to deregulate international rail passenger transport
2015/09/16 Survey on the ban on the transport of goods by road
2015/01/23 Radio spectrum for EU transport policy
2014/11/07 Alleged secret tax agreements between Luxembourg and multinational corporations
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/07/12 Protection of private property in Montenegro
2017/05/22 Interference with telephone calls
2017/05/04 Infringement of European consumer protection legislation - OTAs
2017/01/10 Asylum applications in EU countries of first entry
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/09/19 VP/HR - Political drift towards authoritarianism in Egypt
2017/01/30 Mortality rates and worsening of the treatment of animals
2016/11/17 Use of social media to spread lies and slander
2016/01/27 Recognition of 'VF Card Terrestre' firefighter driving licence
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/12/02 Contrasting opinions of the Commission and stakeholders as regards the construction of the Somplago - Würmlach overhead power line (merchant line)
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2017/08/29 Imprisonment in Germany of Italian national Fabio Vettorel
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2017/03/02 Compensation for the relatives of the victims of terrorism
2016/10/05 Tourist bus tickets
2015/12/17 Italian 'bad bank' plan
2015/12/07 Provisional anti-dumping duties on imports into the EU of tubes and pipes of ductile cast iron originating in India
2015/11/16 Measures to assist Slovenia in order to protect the borders of the Schengen area
2015/06/09 Adoption of provisional anti-dumping measures for GOES imports
2017/07/17 Tighter checks by Austria at the Brenner Pass
2015/09/15 Use of the term 'Pur Secco' for German generic wines
2015/06/10 Migration flows via the Balkan route
2014/11/12 Oil and gas extraction in the Adriatic Sea
2014/09/24 Indiscretions regarding the possible suspension of Schengen by Austria and Germany
2017/08/02 Toll on the coastal motorway in Slovenia
2016/09/14 Seismic hazard affecting the Krško nuclear power plant and public safety concerns
2016/05/17 Potential sale of assets of the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank SpA
2016/04/28 Potential penalties in Slovenia for driving on the motorway without a 'vignette'
2015/11/11 Redundancies at Lag Italia plant in Due Carrare, Italy
2014/11/20 Competitiveness of the EU steel industry
2017/03/27 Clarification regarding foie gras
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/02/14 'De minimis' regulation on state aid
2017/02/06 Cartel agreement between European heavy goods vehicle manufacturers
2016/10/07 Presence of Chinese investors in European ports
2016/04/12 VP/HR - Security concerns prompt negative tourist travel advisory for Egypt
2016/04/04 Issuing ADR certificates in Member States
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2015/05/21 Report on cooperation between regulatory bodies in accordance with Directive 2012/34/EU establishing a single European railway
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/01/09 Institutional and administrative capacity of Italy's public administration in relation to European Regional Development Fund / European Social Fund (ERDF/ESF) interventions
2014/08/12 VP/HR - Situation in Iraq