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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/06 The employment of Filipino truck drivers
2017/02/08 Documentation requirements for foreign bus drivers and passenger transport operators in Austria
2016/06/09 Shortage of drivers in Europe
2016/03/21 New Report on East European Lorry Drivers on Danish Highways
2015/01/13 Regular weekly rest periods for drivers
2014/10/14 Regular rest periods for drivers
2017/06/28 Rules on epilepsy in the third Driving License Directive
2016/06/09 Revision of the Posting-of-Workers Directive
2015/05/05 Sulphur Directive
2015/01/23 EU Sulphur Directive and competition between areas
2015/01/13 Review of the Posting of Workers Directive
2017/09/25 Non-designation of Romanian programme authorities
2016/09/27 Use of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund in connection with trade disputes
2015/07/02 The right to discuss pay and working conditions
2015/06/05 Failure to pay experts
2014/10/30 Follow-up question about the limit for loss of jobs connected with structural fund aid
2014/09/10 Setting a limit on how many jobs are 'a substantial loss' in connection with structural fund aid
2014/09/04 State investment aid.
2016/10/19 Status of the infringement procedure against France and Germany regarding a minimum wage
2016/04/29 EU funding to combat youth unemployment
2015/04/24 Definition of biomass and renewable energy
2015/04/20 The Commission's definition of cabotage operations
2015/04/17 Danish special status for salmonella in poultry meat
2015/04/14 The Youth Guarantee
2015/03/03 Use of clauses in contracts of employment
2015/01/13 Statistics concerning cabotage
2014/09/11 Danish RUT register and Poland's approach to the Commission
2017/09/25 Re-routing of cancelled flights
2017/06/09 Possibilities for European air passengers to access CODA with a view to obtaining compensation for delayed/cancelled flights
2017/04/19 Historical fisheries agreements and Brexit
2017/03/03 Transparency for airline passengers
2017/02/03 Improved market access for Sri Lanka under GSP+
2016/10/06 Recreational fisheries for western Baltic cod
2016/06/28 Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom
2016/05/25 Security checks on air crews
2016/02/15 Extending the scope of Regulation No 1069/2009 to cover starfish
2015/06/16 Possibility of using fish meal from starfish as pig feed
2015/03/26 Reduction of the sole quota (TAC) in Skagerrak and Kattegat
2015/03/13 Norway's unilateral increase in the 2015 quota for blue whiting
2014/12/10 Discard plans and quota allocation
2014/12/10 Plans concerning discards in the North Sea
2014/11/28 Violation by Turkey of the European Convention on Extradition
2014/07/17 Follow-up question on feed-in tariff rates for household wind turbines
2017/09/21 Cross-border recovery of student debt
2016/05/10 Ban on underwater fishing at night and underwater fishing using breathing apparatus
2015/04/13 EU funds for Cross Border
2014/07/17 Problems with the disbursement of EU funds in Denmark
2016/07/05 EU subsidies for the relocation of jobs
2015/09/03 Subsidies for relocation of jobs
2017/09/26 Commission's announcement of a social package for aviation
2017/06/22 Social aspects of the Aviation Strategy
2017/03/02 An aviation strategy for Europe
2017/02/21 Corruption in Romania
2016/10/13 VAT exemption for public postal services
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2014/12/11 Social dumping in the aviation industry
2015/10/20 Documentary evidence for the use of letter-box companies
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/03/30 Automatic safety systems to avoid aircraft crashes
2015/03/23 Uber's circumvention of social, labour, road-safety and consumer-rights protection
2014/12/10 Letterbox companies in the road transport sector
2014/11/19 Fair competition in the taxi sector
2014/10/16 Rules governing daytime running lights (DRLs)
2017/06/19 Residence requirement for EU citizens residing in a Member State other than their own
2017/06/09 Recruitment of third-country workers in the Bulgarian tourist industry
2015/05/27 Ryanair ranking pilots on the basis of fuel consumption
2015/02/26 Payments to farmers on islands not connected by a bridge and residence obligation
2015/01/06 Traceability
2015/01/06 Control under the landing obligation