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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!

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/21 A49 motorway in Germany
2016/04/21 A49 motorway in Germany
2016/01/27 Motorway widening in the Mainzer Sand area
2015/03/31 Struma motorway financing and respect for biodiversity conservation
2017/11/21 Follow-up questions on refrigerants in vehicle air-conditioning systems
2017/05/15 Infringement proceedings against Germany in relation to the implementation of Directive 2006/40/EC
2015/11/19 The European emergency number and car-sharing
2014/12/01 Revision/amendment of Directive 1999/94/EC (the fuel economy directive)
2016/11/15 Generic EIA exemption - TEN-T project
2016/07/04 Plans for construction of a dam in Děčín (Czech Republic)
2016/07/04 Plans for construction of a dam in Děčín (Czech Republic)
2018/03/14 French railway reform and fair competition
2016/06/24 EU funding for the construction of the underground railway in Thessaloniki
2016/05/02 Requirements governing core network corridors and development of the Rhine Valley railway (Germany)
2015/09/23 EuroVelo cycle routes - signing and funding
2018/04/04 Viability of the Fixed Fehmarn Belt Link
2015/04/29 Subsidising the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link
2015/12/17 Role of the EU in plans to deepen the Oder
2018/06/15 Problems in bus transport
2016/10/21 Strategic environmental assessment of the Federal transport infrastructure plan
2016/07/20 Environmental impact assessments for transport projects in the Czech Republic
2015/03/16 Infringement proceedings on the environmental impact assessment of flight paths
2018/04/04 Jettisoning of fuel over populated areas and areas in close proximity to airports
2017/04/25 Call for tenders for the provision of local passenger rail services in border areas
2016/07/13 Criteria for safeguarding and protecting the safety of Erasmus students
2016/06/24 State of play in the notification procedure with regard to the additional construction and finance requirements of the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport operation company (FBB)
2016/02/26 On-going cartel investigation concerning certain truck manufacturers and NOX emissions