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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
Socialistische Partij.Anders
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Chair emis
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2015/09/30 Future regulatory framework for hydrocarbons
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2016/01/14 VAT exemption for group purchases of military matériel
2015/11/30 Follow-up question to question E-013257/2015 on illegal animal trade
2015/09/29 Illegal trade in animals
2015/09/17 Telecom charges for communications within the EU
2015/09/08 Trophy hunting
2015/03/19 Illegal deforestation
2016/07/06 Study on the welfare of dogs and cats involved in commercial practices
2016/02/04 Humanitarian aid versus trafficking in persons
2016/01/21 Infringement of the Wild Birds Directive
2015/04/13 Infringement of the E-Privacy Directive
2015/04/13 Implementation of the EU Nitrates Directive by Flanders
2015/03/20 Formal proposal for amendment for consideration at the 27th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol
2015/03/12 Infringement of data protection regulations
2016/11/15 Healthcare
2016/09/21 Assessment of participations by Chinese state-owned enterprises in the energy sector in connection with the interpretation and enforcement of the unbundling rules in the Third Energy Package
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2015/11/17 Testing conditions for energy labelling of household appliances
2015/10/20 Energy labels on heating installations
2015/10/20 High costs of data traffic with Andorra
2015/07/16 Equal treatment of demand flexibility and energy generation
2015/04/30 Official fuel consumption of cars
2015/02/10 Divesting from the fossil fuel industry
2015/01/23 The worrying situation in the EU stainless steel sector
2016/11/07 Taxation of ports
2016/03/29 Investigation into taxation of ports in Belgium, the Netherlands and France
2016/03/29 Questionnaire on tax regime in ports
2015/04/30 Orphan medicinal products
2014/11/06 Covenant on Demographic Change for older people
2014/10/15 Preservation of permanent pastureland/polder pastureland in Belgium
2016/02/19 Language learning
2015/09/30 EFSI publicity campaign
2015/03/31 Ambition level of the new circular economy package
2015/02/11 Planned takeover which will distort competition
2016/02/04 Measures relating to trafficking in persons
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/07/14 Measures taken by Greece to fight tax evasion and the Troika proposals of 26 June 2015
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2015/02/26 Tax evasion by McDonald's
2016/03/01 Health and safety at work
2016/02/18 Health and safety of workers (Directive 89/391/EEC)
2015/11/11 Natura 2000
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/05/27 European Youth Orchestra
2016/04/21 Slums in European cities
2015/11/17 Loopholes and fraud in test procedures for household appliances
2015/06/29 Gender X in recruitment policy
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/04/30 A European energy label for windows
2014/10/27 European internal market
2016/06/06 Air quality in Antwerp
2016/03/01 Accessibility of the Internet
2015/10/30 Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services
2015/07/17 Interpretation of Regulation 1370/2007
2015/04/14 Alleged discrimination against EU citizens