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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Strana mad'arskej komunity- Magyar Közösség Pártja
Slovakia
Magic Circle
Petitions Vice-Chair peti
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/19 Free movement of capital
2017/03/15 Implementation of EU law in the area of free movement
2017/02/20 Free movement of capital
2016/07/19 Questions on the common agricultural policy and the free movement of capital
2015/05/05 Restriction of the free movement of capital
2017/02/02 Provision of and access to broadcasting services
2016/06/20 Geo-blocking of broadcasts of sports events
2016/04/08 Access to broadcasts
2015/01/30 Access to broadcasts
2018/03/07 Enforceability of compensation claims
2018/02/06 Compensation and renationalisation
2016/01/20 Analysis of the effectiveness of developments in cohesion policy in Poland
2016/01/20 Assessment of cohesion policy investments in Poland
2018/02/06 Promoting the application of EU law
2017/02/02 Citizenship and EU law
2016/04/15 EU citizenship under threat
2015/10/13 Compatibility of Constitutional Court ruling with EU law
2017/12/15 Uncertainty in the interpretation of a Member State's legislation
2017/06/23 Restriction by a Member State of the rights of people with disabilities
2017/02/02 Member State implementation EU environmental policy
2016/03/03 EU obligation to take evidence into account
2016/02/24 Obligation for the court of last instance in a Member State to seek a preliminary ruling
2015/11/18 Three questions requiring precise and specific answers from the Commission
2015/09/16 Compatibility of a legal provision of a Member State with European law
2017/12/15 Enforcement of EU rights in Member States
2017/03/29 Scientific evidence supporting the removal from the market of conventional bioethanol produced in the EU
2015/04/08 Uncertainties with regard to Member States' room for manoeuvre in the field of property policy
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/03/29 Need for a palm oil-based economy in Europe
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/11/17 Education reform in Ukraine which restricts the use of minority languages
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/10/25 Is the authorisation for the proposed 'Green Park Štúrovo' project in Štúrovo, Slovakia, compatible with EU standards?
2017/03/09 Equal food quality throughout the EU
2016/09/30 Discrepancies in the composition and quality of branded products in the single market
2015/09/30 Application of the fundamental principle of equal treatment
2015/02/06 Respect for the fundamental principles of the EU
2018/06/13 Right to freedom of movement in the European Union
2018/03/19 Clarifications to the reply to question E-007794/2017
2015/03/12 Restriction of freedom of movement - transposition of Directive 2005/36/EC
2015/02/06 Fundamental rights in the European Union
2016/07/19 Reimbursement to payment agencies of payments made by those agencies under the common agricultural policy
2016/03/03 Enforcement of the principle of proportionality within the scope of the Common Agricultural Policy
2015/09/30 Request for clarification on infringement proceedings in connection with agricultural land
2015/03/12 Ukrainian crisis

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