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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: 2017-10-16

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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Development Member deve
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/16 Extension to an existing fuel depot in Mertert (Luxembourg)
2015/02/03 African Union objection to Dakhla, Western Sahara, as meeting place for Crans Montana Forum
2016/05/12 Operating licences for railway tunnels - follow-up to written question E-009887/2015
2016/03/31 Mobility scooter ban introduced by the Rhine-Moselle Transport Authority (VRM)
2015/06/16 Operating licences for railway tunnels in the central Rhine Valley and ban on trains running at night
2014/10/16 Relocation of production by the firm Franklin Electric - EU funding
2017/09/27 Aid for Cuba after Hurricane Irma
2015/06/03 Number of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean
2014/10/15 Nürburgring state aid procedure - list of talks
2014/07/28 Flow of information to MEPs regarding the Zweibrücken airport state aid case
2014/07/17 Competition law: Nürburgring state-aid procedure
2016/07/13 Double VAT charges for loan of vehicles to employees by Luxembourgish employers
2015/06/22 Problems with milk sales
2014/10/16 Problems arising for DEVCO owing to lack of payment appropriations
2017/05/17 A comprehensive approach to pastoralism in Africa
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2015/11/19 Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2014/11/20 VP/HR - Destruction of EU-financed projects in Gaza
2014/07/24 EU compensation claims against Israel: destruction of EU-funded projects
2015/09/21 Railway noise
2015/09/02 Commission plans to combat railway noise
2014/12/09 EU investment package/grants for rail transport and railway noise reduction measures
2017/07/12 Authorisation of the sale of Hahn Airport to the HNA Airport Group
2017/02/08 ENF Group restricting freedom of the press
2016/06/07 Legal remedies in the event of cross-border hazard from a fuel storage facility - impact on water sources, health and safety
2015/10/07 The EU role in global health - Programme for Action
2016/06/16 Use of EU development aid for border protection projects in developing countries
2016/06/16 Use of EU development aid for border protection projects in developing countries
2016/05/12 Mimica interview - Change in EU development policy?
2015/06/30 Cuts in ODA and innovative financing for development
2017/03/24 EU and Morocco/Western Sahara
2017/03/24 CJEU judgment EU-Morocco / Western Sahara
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Status of Morocco in Western Sahara under international humanitarian law