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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/21 France's interpretation of Regulation No 561/2006 when checking trucks and buses with two-person crews
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2016/11/21 Directive 2001/29/EC and payments to publishers
2016/06/15 Scope of Article 106(2) TFEU
2016/05/30 Status of 'undertaking' as a precondition for the application of Article 106(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2015/09/07 Implementation of Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No 260/2012
2015/04/21 Implementation and status of Directive (EU) No 260/2012, Article 9
2016/06/30 Coastal policy in Belgium
2016/06/09 Electric pulse fishing as an alternative to beam trawling
2016/05/03 Monitoring and combating IUU fishing in third countries
2016/11/25 Too-big-to-fail bank Nordea finds regulatory loophole in Scandinavia
2016/05/02 Reciprocity mechanism under Regulation (EU) No 1289/2013 - USA/Canada
2016/04/21 Atlas
2015/01/29 ESA standards - tax refunds in objective and subjective court proceedings
2017/01/12 Collaboration between NGOs and smugglers - smuggling of asylum-seekers to the EU
2016/05/03 Code of Conduct for European Commissioners
2016/04/22 Recognition of Flemish amber beer for protection by a 'protected geographical indication' (PGI)
2016/03/21 Use of European migration resources in and outside the Union
2015/10/20 Will Turkey soon be taking asylum-seekers to European or Turkish safe havens?
2016/05/24 Recovery and resolution framework for CCPs and stress testing
2016/04/25 Definition of non-performing exposures proposed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
2016/03/08 Opinion from the Council's Legal Service concerning a ceiling on the number of asylum applications
2015/01/27 Conflict of interest with senior EBRD official also heading Task Force for Greece
2016/04/25 Sustainable development of aquaculture in the EU - follow-up to Communication COM(2013)0229
2015/10/13 Access to finance for SMEs
2016/06/09 Increased scope of the customs union agreement with Turkey
2016/03/21 Participation of European banks in the Russian bond issue
2016/03/16 Guarantees by regional authorities in connection with Solvency II
2015/06/15 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/15 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2016/06/21 Impact assessment of the proposal to establish a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)
2016/02/17 Possible State aid case on the transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid financed by bailed-out banks
2015/01/29 Negotiations concerning financial assistance for Ukraine
2015/01/28 Appointment of Head of EPSC