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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!

Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
Partija Tvarka ir teisingumas
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
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Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/02/16 Baltic Sea fishing quotas
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/10/01 Possibility for Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory
2015/09/16 Export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations
2015/01/22 Restriction of free movement of services
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/09/20 EU air transport
2016/08/31 Road transport markets
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/02/27 Competition with non-EU countries: ensuring a level playing field on the electricity market
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/01/27 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/01/30 EU-Canada economic and trade agreement (CETA)
2016/10/18 EU airspace capacity
2016/10/17 Next steps towards corporate accountability: The EU's role on the UN's working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises
2016/09/13 Small airports
2015/12/16 Availability of modern medicines
2014/12/22 Working conditions for drivers
2016/10/18 Regulation of road haulage
2015/12/16 Regulation No 1380/2013 on the common fisheries policy
2016/08/31 African swine fever
2015/11/12 Lufthansa strike and rights of customers
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/12/08 Breaches of the human rights of children with disabilities
2014/11/21 Poverty reduction
2016/08/31 Dangers posed by Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/11/19 Real-time support for European industry, including steel
2015/10/13 EU support for tourism development
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2016/11/15 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2014/11/06 Minimum income
2014/10/09 Need to modify the economic and fiscal policies of the European Union
2016/09/13 Use of glyphosate
2015/10/13 Application of anti-dumping measures
2015/07/20 Trade barriers impacting imports of solar cells and modules
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals