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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams
Magic Circle
Terrorism Member terr
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/07/17 Review of the Timesharing Directive
2015/06/04 Underwater cleaning of ships' hulls in the light of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the Environmental Liability Directive
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/03 Underwater cleaning of ships' hulls treated with toxic antifouling paint
2014/09/17 Lack of timely reporting of genetic defects in donated sperm cells: follow-up question
2017/08/14 Fipronil: inadequate exchange of food safety alerts
2017/02/28 Freedom of association in Bangladesh
2017/01/11 Reducing calories in food
2016/09/08 Obstacles to the free movement of capital (loans)
2016/09/08 Obstacles to e-commerce in the EU due to disparities in VAT
2016/04/25 Improving the sustainability of the vehicle parks of public undertakings and authorities
2016/01/05 Altering 'best before' dates on products with a long shelf life in order to prevent food waste
2015/04/20 Exemption from VAT on food donations
2014/10/09 Reduced rate of VAT for energy-efficient renovation of schools
2014/07/02 Evaluation of the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh
2017/09/29 Escalating prices of insulation materials in the building industry
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2016/10/10 Maximum dimensions for wheelchairs on trains
2016/05/31 Misleading practices in connection with on-line hire-car bookings
2015/11/04 Tackling social dumping in the transport industry
2015/08/26 Misleading practices in the online reservation of a rental car
2014/11/13 Market positions for online book sales
2017/09/07 Undermining financial fair play and infringing on fair competition
2016/06/22 Resold tickets to events
2016/04/29 State aid to professional football clubs: state of play
2016/04/25 Particulates derived from domestic heating using wood or coal
2015/07/17 Use of ERDF resources - operational programme for research and development
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/02/20 Iran's prohibition on women entering football stadiums
2014/12/04 Sanctions imposed by international sports federations in respect of non-authorised sporting events
2017/01/25 Follow-up to abolition of sandblasting in the textile industry
2016/09/08 Protection and improvement of working conditions in the textile production chain in Myanmar
2015/09/25 Help in switching from temporary to permanent employment.
2015/02/02 Enforcement of the Biocides Regulation
2014/11/13 Appalling working conditions in the textile production chain
2014/11/06 Covenant on Demographic Change for older people
2017/09/01 Barcelona attacks: inadequate exchanges of information within Europe
2016/04/01 European minimum rules on procedures for obtaining category-C and category-D driving licences
2015/09/15 Updating of the information provided on the 'Your Europa' website concerning requirements applicable to category A1 motorcycle driving licences
2015/07/02 Unclear product information and driving licence requirement for the sale of campervans
2015/04/20 Rules on riding a category A1 motorcycle as the holder of a category B driving licence
2015/01/06 Family reunification procedures
2017/04/06 Recognition of foreign ski instructors' professional qualifications
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2017/01/11 Origin labelling of milk and of milk used in processed products
2016/07/14 EU Garment Initiative
2016/06/22 Emissions from mopeds in real driving conditions
2016/02/16 Roll-out of recharging infrastructure for electric vehicles
2015/06/18 Electric charging points
2015/05/27 Adobe's market position in the EU
2015/05/27 Mutual recognition of the test certificates for vehicles in the EU
2015/02/10 Air conditioning in motor vehicles and determination of fuel consumption/CO2 emissions
2014/11/18 Particle emissions from electric cars
2017/08/29 FIFPRO complaint about the FIFA transfer system
2017/03/13 European data exchange in the context of low-emission zones
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
2016/03/29 Patients' rights when receiving cross-border health care within the European Union
2015/11/16 European cyber security cooperation
2015/09/15 Itinerant cross-border criminal gangs
2015/06/22 Cross-border care for retired EU citizens
2015/03/31 European initiatives to treat and prevent depression in the EU
2015/02/04 eManifest
2017/06/13 Rubber granules in artificial grass: further consideration of the issue of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granulate
2017/03/23 Further consideration of the issue of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granulate
2016/11/30 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PACs) in rubber granulate
2017/09/29 Adverse calculations of pension for frontier workers as a result of differences in retirement ages
2017/09/25 Passenger rights: commercial claims management companies and national intermediaries
2017/01/11 New scientific advice on UV radiation
2016/09/28 VP/HR - Radar data on flight MH17
2016/09/08 Combating human smugglers in Niger, North Africa
2016/02/16 Cooperation with countries in the Southern Mediterranean on the delivery of renewable energy
2015/12/17 Use and benefits of intelligent speed adaptation systems
2015/06/22 VP/HR - Possible violation of human rights in the province of Cotabambas, Peru
2015/01/06 The situation of migrant workers in Qatar