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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
Partidul Puterii Umaniste
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/11 Transport access for people with disabilities
2016/06/02 Addressing unfair practices
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/23 Unemployment in the EU
2015/11/10 Discriminatory practices used by supermarkets in certain EU countries
2015/10/08 Unfair transport measures adopted by France and Belgium
2015/05/29 Development of rail transport
2015/01/07 Abusive measures taken by France, Belgium and Germany in the transport field
2016/11/30 Preventing child labour
2016/10/27 Harmful products in the EU market
2016/06/02 Reducing early school leaving and fostering success at school
2016/04/04 Organic fertilisers
2016/03/14 Protection of TIR drivers threatened by refugees
2016/03/14 Granting market economy status to China
2016/02/18 Decision by Sweden to expel 80 000 refugees
2016/02/18 Ways of preventing youth radicalisation
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2016/01/12 Serious violation of the best interests of the child in the case of the Bodnariu family
2015/10/19 Digital single market tax regime
2015/07/13 The policy concerning visa reciprocity
2015/06/24 Exploitation of migrant labour
2015/01/08 The product safety and market surveillance package
2016/07/12 Requirements concerning on-board diagnostics and and GPS navigation systems
2016/06/02 New EU strategy for dealing with alcohol-related problems
2016/06/02 Action to prevent flight delays
2016/04/04 neZEH
2016/01/28 Two-tier system for movement in the Schengen Area
2015/12/11 Goods produced using polluting technologies and then sold at a price that constitutes dumping
2015/11/17 Upgrading the EU's security strategy
2015/01/08 Undeclared work
2016/10/05 Financing for SMEs in the defence industry supply chain
2016/05/04 Revision of the Directive on the posting of EU workers
2016/05/02 EU economic diplomacy
2016/02/16 Negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/10/14 Measures to grow the business conducted by SMEs at international level
2015/10/02 Driving Licence Directive
2015/01/07 Trade defence measures
2017/01/10 Using online platforms and consumer rights
2016/04/04 Online consumer dispute resolution platform
2016/04/04 New terrorist threats
2016/02/18 Marginalisation of disabled people by online media
2016/01/13 Inclusion of vehicles under 3.5 tonnes
2015/10/08 Emissions measurements in the automotive sector
2015/04/30 Public procurement
2015/03/03 Inclusion of Romania in the MIP
2015/01/07 Financing sources for small and medium-sized enterprises, and their access to public procurement
2016/11/24 Music copyright
2016/07/12 Participation by all EU pupils in extra-curricular activities
2016/05/04 Refugee problem in Macedonia
2016/03/31 VP/HR - Detention of children from Uganda in the Kampiringisa National Rehabilitation Center (KNRC)
2016/01/13 Europe-wide problem of homelessness
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/12/07 Powers of national competition authorities
2015/12/07 Respect for press freedom and civil rights and liberties in Turkey, with a view to EU accession
2015/09/10 Shortage of jobs for the young
2015/09/07 Immigration crisis in Europe
2016/11/30 Standardising the responsibility of magistrates
2016/10/27 Good practice guide to combating discrimination against women
2016/04/04 Increase in the number of stray animals
2015/11/18 Combating alcoholism in the EU
2015/09/10 Gender equality and combating violence against women
2015/09/09 Cloning of animals kept and reproduced for farming purposes
2016/09/09 Earthquake information for European citizens
2016/07/12 Measures for reversing European demographic decline
2016/06/15 European Fund for Strategic Investments
2016/05/04 European Asylum System
2015/07/07 The European Citizens' Initiative
2016/09/09 Measures to combat cybercrime
2016/09/09 Measures to combat xenophobic attacks
2015/11/17 Strengthening EU borders, measures to improve checks on migrants
2015/06/11 Job insecurity
2016/07/12 Consumers, energy efficiency and building regulators
2016/03/14 Sale of farmland in the European Union
2016/02/18 Temporary facilities for Great Britain in the context of the campaign to leave the European Union
2016/01/27 Food infections in the European Union
2015/11/11 Activating the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism
2015/06/11 Energy Union
2015/06/04 Funding for the eradication of polio