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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Česká strana sociálně demokratická
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 Interpretation of 'placing on the market'
2017/07/13 A socially inclusive digital single market
2017/05/08 Variable vehicle safety levels across the EU internal market
2016/11/09 Scale of margins in the food retail sector - a non-tariff barrier in the internal market?
2016/01/19 Investigation of differences in products with the same brand and packaging in the internal market
2015/05/12 Action to improve parcel delivery in the internal market
2015/03/26 Follow-up to Written Question P-000082/2015
2015/03/24 Road freight safety
2015/01/14 Follow-up to Written Question E-008641/2014
2014/12/18 Increasing road traffic safety on the internal EU market
2014/10/31 Opening the aviation market to the civil use of remotely piloted aircraft systems
2014/10/03 Amount of margins in EU food retail
2015/06/11 Statement of presence and content of trans-fatty acids in food - follow-up
2015/01/06 Statement of presence and content of trans-fatty acids in foods
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/10/15 Progress in creating an EU strategy for homelessness
2018/01/15 Overview of projects supporting agricultural products in 2017
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/11/07 Legal certainty for persons with a disability when parking
2017/07/17 Accessibility of EU-funded programmes and projects
2016/09/07 Commission requests for information from type-approval authorities
2016/02/23 Proposed ban on semi-automatic weapons
2016/01/20 Conclusions of the report on trans fats in foods
2015/10/06 Blocking television broadcasts of the UEFA football Champions League
2015/03/03 Ban on subliminal advertising
2015/02/04 The problem of trans-border railway links
2014/11/03 Amendment to the law on electronic communications
2015/10/15 Fraudulent directory companies and the revision of Directive 2006/114/EC
2015/03/04 Right of withdrawal from a distance or off-premises contract
2015/02/05 Misleading packaging practices
2014/12/01 Spread of unfair practices among air carriers
2014/12/01 Spread of unfair practices among air carriers
2014/11/27 Discriminatory practices of car-rental companies
2017/10/02 Guidelines on the application of EU laws to dual quality products
2017/03/20 The Commission's planned initiatives in the area of dual quality food
2016/06/20 Out-of-court settlement of disputes - implementation of Directive 2013/11/EU
2016/06/20 Expiry date of medicinal products as marked on the packaging
2016/05/31 Analysis of diverging quality of toiletries
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/02 Formamide in products intended for daily use by children
2015/06/02 Bisphenol A in items intended for daily use by children
2018/04/25 Obstacles hampering the employment of EU citizens in other Member States
2017/09/06 Emissions stickers
2016/05/25 Age of the vehicle fleet in EU Member States
2015/02/24 Mutual recognition of medical opinions in EU Member States
2014/09/17 Mutual recognition of disability cards
2014/07/09 Granting subsidies under a de minimis regime
2018/02/20 Illegal hunting of birds in the Mediterranean
2017/01/17 Price level indices and the selection of items on them
2016/06/13 Price transparency for digital platforms
2016/01/25 Spot fixing and live sports betting
2015/05/27 Review of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Regulation
2016/05/31 The number of road vehicles in operation without particle filters
2015/11/24 European emergency number 112 and roaming access for disabled people
2015/09/25 112 emergency number
2014/12/22 Offer of services linked to rewinding tachometer in the EU
2014/10/21 Access to public health insurance for family members of workers from non-EU countries
2014/10/03 Setting a target for the reduction of the number of serious injuries by 2020
2018/02/06 Suspected discrimination against consumers on the internet
2016/10/24 Application of a minimum wage in the road transport sector in France and Germany
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/06/22 Telephone lines for contact between consumers and traders about concluded contracts
2015/01/26 New German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG)
2014/11/05 CE marking and the China Export label

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