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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/26 Monitoring of maritime borders and maritime rescue operations in the Meditarranean
2017/03/27 Free trade agreement with Mercosur and the beef sector
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/07/18 Hyperloop
2016/07/18 Rail freight (follow-up to written question P-002205/2016)
2016/03/16 Competition in the French freight sector
2016/02/11 'Red mud' and EU environmental regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2015/01/20 SNCM (Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée)
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/09/30 Emergency aid plan for a potential banking crisis
2016/05/30 Countermeasures in respect of drones
2016/04/18 Agricultural crisis
2016/03/09 Migrant and regional crisis
2016/03/08 Migrant influx and humanitarian aid
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2017/05/23 Failure to enforce Regulation (EU) 2016/1842 as regards the electronic certificate of inspection for imported organic products
2017/02/22 Review of Regulation No 182/2011 on 'Comitology'
2017/01/24 Parliament's role in Brexit
2016/07/18 Regulation (EC) No 999/2001
2015/03/03 Cormorant overpopulation
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2017/06/26 Tiger mosquito prevention campaigns
2017/05/05 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid and its extension to ports
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/01/26 Fruit and vegetable growers and TAFTA/TTIP
2017/01/24 Creation of a European army and a common European defence
2016/12/20 European tourism and security project
2016/05/30 Commission report on the implementation of its communication on tourism
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2017/09/27 Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information
2017/04/12 Allocation of subsidies to Turkey as a candidate for accession to the EU
2016/09/30 Coup d'état in Turkey and human rights
2016/04/18 EU-Turkey summit
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2017/04/12 Common Agricultural Policy aid in France
2017/02/22 Misapplication by France of Directive 2011/62/EU on Falsified Medicinal Products
2016/09/30 Infrastructure investment under the cohesion policy
2016/09/30 EU decision-making and the United Kingdom
2015/02/10 Distortion of VAT rates on yacht chartering in France and Italy
2017/08/28 Harmonisation of tax rules on diesel for chartered ships and the consequences for payment of pension contributions for permanent crews
2017/02/22 New Rules for Expert Groups
2017/01/24 Rules regarding owners of weapons for recreational purposes
2016/03/09 Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
2015/11/16 Eurovignette and Alpine crossings
2015/11/16 Eurovignette and modal shift
2015/09/24 Rules on automotive glass
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2017/06/26 Ségolène Royal decree and amusement parks
2017/02/22 Plant health inspections of goods from countries outside the Schengen area
2017/01/24 Waterborne passenger transport statistics
2016/07/18 EU-Brazil air transport agreement
2016/05/02 Dental implants and peri-implantitis, a major public health issue
2016/02/16 Pesticides and farmers
2017/06/26 Indect project
2017/02/22 Jean-Claude Juncker and risk of a resignation
2016/09/30 Controls on funds allocated to refugees
2016/05/30 Delivering multimodal ticketing
2016/04/18 Follow-on milk for toddlers and food supplements for athletes
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2015/01/20 Commission involvement in the Lyon-Turin railway project

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