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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: 2018-07-05

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
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Vice-Chair femm
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/08/22 EU Disability Card
2016/03/15 Conditions for inclusion of additional Member States in the European Disability Card system
2016/02/15 Results of the call for proposals relating to the European Disability Card
2016/02/15 Results of the call for proposals relating to the European Disability Card
2015/08/13 European Mobility Card
2016/11/10 Divergences in quality of food
2016/07/25 Forthcoming legislation - the fight against food waste
2016/05/03 Initiatives against food waste
2015/10/20 Use of stevia in food products
2015/06/30 Regulation No 1901/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on medicinal products for paediatric use
2018/01/17 Future initiatives to support informal carers
2017/10/25 Support for informal carers
2017/05/09 Measures to support parents and carers
2016/09/21 Indicators of audiovisual content that is inappropriate for minors
2016/06/17 Activation measures for the long-term unemployed
2016/04/07 VP/HR - Terrorist attack on Easter Sunday in Lahore
2018/01/31 VP/HR - EU policy of non-recognition
2017/10/25 Availability of a free rail pass for 18 year-olds
2017/08/22 Presence of parents during hospitalisation as a horizontal principle
2016/11/29 Revision of the Firearms Directive
2016/10/13 InterRail network travel pass - availability to young people with disabilities
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2018/02/06 Calls under the WiFi4EU initiative
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2016/10/26 Compulsory warnings about the harmfulness of alcohol on labels
2016/03/15 New strategy on alcohol use
2015/10/20 Calypso project: continuing the initiative and upcoming calls for interest
2015/01/22 Negative impact of endocrine disruptors
2017/09/29 Cross-border healthcare
2017/06/19 Instruments to fund initiatives to assist homeless people
2017/06/19 Initiatives to assist homeless people
2017/03/06 Insolvency proceedings
2016/07/15 Insolvency II
2015/05/28 European Social Fund - heavy administrative workload
2015/04/22 Acceptance of medical devices for people with hearing loss in the EU
2018/01/13 Child benefits in Austria
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2017/09/29 Accessibility Act
2017/06/19 Charter of the Rights of Children in Hospital
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/06/20 Accessibility for people with disabilities
2016/02/17 Monitoring and evaluation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in relation to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)
2016/02/17 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/10/30 Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of public sector bodies' website
2015/02/04 Accessibility of cultural events and activities for the disabled
2015/02/04 EU disabled parking permit
2018/01/31 Missing tariff revenue from Western Saharan imports
2018/01/31 Guidelines for national custom authorities with regard to imports from Western Sahara
2017/12/14 Transferability of social contributions
2017/12/14 European social services portal
2017/11/03 Returning to the job market after a long period of treatment and convalescence
2017/03/02 VP/HR - The case of Ayatollah Kazemeyni Boroujerdi
2016/05/24 A new system of labelling for clothing and footwear
2015/06/30 European Progress Microfinance Facility - Information on intermediaries in Slovakia
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/04 Written Declaration 0004/2015 on Establishing a European Year on Combating Violence against Women
2015/05/28 Erasmus+ Programme - remuneration of experts
2015/03/03 Rare diseases - inventory and information sharing
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2018/01/17 Accessibility of television broadcasts for persons with disabilities
2017/01/26 Indebtedness of natural persons
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2014/11/13 Consumer product safety - exposure of children to detergents