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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: 2017-10-16

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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/01 Safety equipment rules for on-road vehicles
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/07 Commission requests for information from type-approval authorities
2016/04/26 Member States' penalties for infringements of the Regulation on type approval
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/01/14 Interpretation guidelines for Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007
2015/04/13 TTIP negotiations and health systems of the Member States
2015/04/08 TTIP negotiations: public health insurance and financial services
2015/03/31 Health Performance Assessment - planning status and effect on Member States
2016/10/13 Spread of lumpy skin disease
2015/05/05 Exploitative employment models at low-cost airlines ('Pay to Fly')
2015/03/31 Investigation of working conditions at airlines based in the Gulf States
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
2015/09/16 The Commission's understanding of transparency
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/04/25 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation
2017/01/12 Plans for all-transport passenger name records (PNR) in Belgium
2015/10/23 Incorporating travelling by horse into current and future EU transport strategies
2015/04/10 Workers' rights in Turkey
2017/05/17 Police violence against football fans
2017/01/30 Ice on lorries
2014/11/07 Noise abatement measures along railway lines
2016/11/03 CETA - Canada's proposal to do away with the arbitration tribunals
2016/03/04 CETA
2017/05/17 Danger of plane crashes caused by wakes
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/12/02 Degrading treatment of refugees
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2014/12/08 Circumvention of European social and safety standards by Norwegian Air International