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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
Prawo i Sprawiedliwość
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/28 Integration of the Roma community
2015/12/14 Baltic-Adriatic rail freight corridor
2015/10/09 Fishing limits in the Baltic Sea
2015/10/09 Drought in the world
2015/06/02 Illegal extraction of raw materials in Africa
2015/04/29 Increase in immigration to the EU Member States
2015/01/13 VP/HR - Seized financial assets of Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo
2014/08/01 Including Ukraine in the Europe-China rail link
2014/07/31 Implementation of Operational Programme - Development of Eastern Poland
2014/07/31 Gas supplies to Central Europe
2018/03/28 Changes to exhaust emissions texts
2016/04/14 Visa waiver
2015/10/09 Energy Union
2015/06/30 The Nabucco gas pipeline
2015/03/12 Unblocking reverse flows of gas by Gazprom
2015/01/21 Transport - a source of greenhouse gas emissions
2015/01/21 Bernau-Szczecin gas pipeline: an alternative gas supply source
2015/01/21 Increasing the efficiency of television, radio and domestic electrical appliances
2015/01/21 Use of the Opal gas pipeline and energy security
2014/08/01 Achieving energy independence through shale gas extraction technology
2018/03/28 Reduction of acrylamide in food
2018/02/28 Penalties for companies selling dual-quality food products
2017/03/17 Harmful animal and plant species
2015/12/14 Airline security
2015/04/29 Food security in the EU
2015/02/26 Problems with loans in Swiss francs
2014/07/31 Excavation of the Vistula Spit
2018/02/28 New obligations for suppliers of drinking water
2017/07/05 Anti-money laundering
2017/06/01 European Investigation Order
2015/10/09 Aid for sectors affected by the Russian embargo
2015/09/23 Purchase of land
2015/06/30 Potential bankruptcy of Greece
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/01/29 PCE/PEC - Declaring a European Day to honour the Heroes of the Fight against Totalitarianism
2017/07/05 Cross-border insolvency proceedings
2017/03/17 Reducing restrictions on e-commerce
2016/12/01 Insolvency proceedings
2015/12/14 EU enlargement to the Western Balkans and Turkey
2018/04/04 Illicit trade in tobacco products
2016/12/01 European Space Strategy
2016/06/10 Funding for EU space policy
2015/12/14 Terrorist attacks in EU countries
2015/07/02 Economic cooperation and the New Silk Road
2015/06/30 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2018/04/04 Reform of the EU VAT regulations
2018/03/28 Creation of the rescEU instrument
2017/06/01 Mercury
2017/03/17 Taking a share of excise taxes on fuel
2015/04/29 Obligation to publish data on profits and taxes in the EU
2015/04/29 Creation of a single European digital market
2015/03/12 Changes on the halogen light bulb market
2015/02/26 VP/HR - Threat from so-called Islamic State
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2018/04/04 EU-Japan Agreement
2016/12/01 Refugees
2016/04/14 EDCs
2015/12/14 VP/HR - EU-Ethiopia Agreement
2015/09/23 An EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
2015/06/02 Asylum centre for refugees in Niger
2015/04/29 The abolition of roaming charges
2018/03/28 Plastics
2016/05/19 VP/HR - Human rights situation of Christians in Nigeria
2016/04/14 Situation for farmers
2015/10/09 Protecting the seas and oceans
2015/09/23 Pollution of the oceans
2015/09/23 Protecting the rights of women and children
2015/09/23 EU Passenger Name Record (PNR)
2017/07/05 Antimicrobial resistance
2016/12/01 Antimicrobial resistance