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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
Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue/Finlands Socialdemokratiska Parti
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU 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
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
2014/11/17 Eurostat statistics on ICT usage in enterprises and households
2017/03/14 Safety and reliability of automated vehicles
2015/09/24 VP/HR - Syria arms embargo
2015/09/24 Syria arms embargo
2016/10/11 EU framework on algorithmic accountability and transparency
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
2016/03/15 Privacy and consumer protection issues with Android apps
2015/09/23 VP/HR - EEAS access to information
2015/02/24 Use of scientific names in labelling of fishery and aquaculture products for sale to final consumers and mass caterers
2014/11/26 Consumer information on tyre gripping performance on ice
2017/08/25 Need to investigate terrorist cells carefully
2017/06/13 Rendering action by the authorities to prevent terrorist acts more effective
2017/03/14 Implementation of support programmes for Romania, and any problems
2016/01/21 Finland's national reindeer exemption must not be repealed by new regulation.
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/07/27 Taxation of companies which receive EU support, and monitoring balance between Member States
2015/05/06 Current operational readiness and use of EU's battle groups
2017/07/12 Treatment of religious minorities in Russia
2015/09/23 EU arms trade
2015/04/13 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2016/12/16 Internet of Things security
2016/07/12 Impact of the grey economy and undisclosed employment on economic growth in EU Member States
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2016/02/29 Tax avoidance by natural monopolies in the energy sector
2015/06/19 Micro-plastics and the circular economy
2016/08/18 Human rights situation in Turkey and its impact on negotiations with the EU
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/11/06 The upcoming Arctic communication
2015/03/31 The need for doctors' duty to notify if airline pilots are medically not fit to fly
2017/08/09 Using the European Fund for Strategic Investments to support cultural production
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/05/17 Expanding the direct ownership model of securities to the whole of the European Union
2015/11/17 Slaughterhouse stunning methods: carbon dioxide gas stunning
2015/10/08 European mobility card for people with disabilities
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2017/04/18 Directive on widening the right to bring class actions
2016/06/02 Best Available Technique (BAT) Reference Document for Large Combustion Plants (LCP Bref) under the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED)
2016/01/14 Standardisation of babies' duvets
2015/05/20 Dropboxes for new-born babies
2017/07/10 Supporting the mother-tongue teaching of Finno-Ugric languages
2016/09/06 Use of EU Rapid Reaction Force in civilian disasters
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/08/27 Implementing the ban on waste water from ships in the Baltic Sea area
2015/03/23 Terrorism and prisons