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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
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/15 German law against online hate speech and fake news, and the Commission's view
2016/11/18 Minimum wage provisions in Germany and France
2016/07/04 Italian customs authorities' demands on Polish transport companies and the provisions of Regulation No 1072/2009
2016/06/03 Application of provisions of French law on growth, activity and equality of economic opportunities ('Macron Law') to the transport sector
2015/11/17 Commission decision on the compliance with EU law of applying German minimum wage provisions to Polish transport sector workers
2015/11/25 Tightening of laws on the sale and possession of self-loading firearms in the EU
2015/02/13 VP/HR - EU's reaction to the abduction of Estonian officer Eston Kohver
2017/12/04 Significant price differences for the same products on sale at the Lidl network of shops in Poland and Germany
2016/11/18 Air transport links in Central and Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
2015/05/28 Failure of the air traffic control system in Belgium and disruption of air traffic in the EU
2017/03/15 The Molière clause and discrimination against workers
2016/04/20 Implications of the proposed changes to Directive 96/71/EC for businesses and workers from Poland
2015/01/21 Condition of oil and fuel storage facilities owned by IKS Solino
2018/06/20 VP/HR - Restrictions on media freedom in Belarus
2016/11/18 VP/HR — Passenger and goods transit through Belarus
2016/11/18 Development of inland waterways
2015/03/04 VP/HR - The TEU and the High Representative's actions in the Ukraine conflict
2017/09/15 DG GROW's assessment of the Mobility Package and prospects for SMEs in the road transport sector
2017/03/15 Biofuels in transport
2015/03/26 Financing the construction of express road S-10 from EFSI funds
2017/03/20 Discriminatory practices by UBER
2016/04/20 Implementation of ROP provisions by Kujawsko-Pomorskie province in 2014-2020 in the context of the revitalisation of railway line No 356
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2016/12/22 Joint venture agreements in aviation
2016/11/18 European Accessibility Act
2015/04/27 Refusal to grant GFT Slovakia permission to exploit a mineral water source
2015/03/31 Combating unfair competition on the European aviation market
2015/02/12 VP/HR - Enforcement of commitments undertaken in the Budapest Memorandum
2016/12/22 Road tolls in Germany
2016/07/04 Packet of road initiatives and changes to rules on vans up to 3.5 tonnes
2016/01/11 Attacks from illegal immigrants on lorries on approach roads to the port of Calais
2018/03/28 Doubts regarding the connection between the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) and the Russian Federation vs. the Transparency Register
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Abducted and murdered people in occupied Crimea, a case of Ervin Ibragimov
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2016/03/18 VP/HR - Spanish Government consent to Russian warships using Ceuta's port facilities
2015/06/30 Resettling asylum seekers within EU Member States
2015/06/17 VP/HR - Contract for the supply of helicopters to Russian company Rosneft