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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!


Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partidul Social Democrat
Romania
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Petitions Substitute peti



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/14 G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking
2016/06/29 Publication of the negotiating directives for the modernisation of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2016/05/31 Anti-corruption and the modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2016/05/31 Modernisation of the trade pillar of the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
2016/08/31 Protocol of Accession of Ecuador to the EU Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru
2016/04/28 Timeline for the conclusion of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
2015/10/30 Implications for EU industry of granting MES to China
2015/05/28 Calendar for the Canada agreement
2015/03/16 Commission decision to request Court of Justice opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement and its implications for the ratification of other trade agreements such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA)
2014/11/06 Commission request for a Court of Justice opinion on competence to sign and ratify the EU-Singapore free trade agreement
2014/09/12 EU free trade agreements - EU-only or mixed agreements
2014/09/12 Desirability of a free trade agreement with China
2015/05/28 Possible free trade negotiations with New Zealand
2015/05/28 Possible free trade negotiations with Australia
2016/10/31 Trade in services negotiations and potential impact on the EU
2016/09/21 Disincentive actions against changing service provider
2016/08/31 TERA cost model for wholesale roaming rates
2016/08/31 Preferential duty rates for goods originating in Ecuador from 1 January 2017
2016/07/14 Coverage of the future Environmental Goods Agreement
2016/06/28 Privacy Shield against the backdrop of recent developments in US enforcement powers over Internet Service Providers
2016/05/31 Trade relations with Cuba
2016/05/31 Efficient State aid
2016/04/28 Impact of WTO rulings in EC -Fasteners dispute on anti-dumping investigation procedures
2016/04/28 Potential effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on EU trade flows
2015/10/30 Impact of TPP on EU trade and economy
2015/06/29 Late Payment Directive (2011/7/EU): enforcement, early evidence of effectiveness and conditions that trigger an infringement procedure
2015/05/28 Economic impact of China's market economy status
2015/02/16 Copyright reform proposals 2015
2015/02/16 EU apples and pears for the US market
2015/01/30 Romanian citizens denied emergency medical services
2015/01/23 Investor-state dispute settlement and the business community
2015/01/23 EU citizens' views on existing or future investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms
2014/11/10 Alleged abuse of large numbers of Romanian women in Sicily
2014/10/28 The future of high-speed mobile services in the EU: 4G and 5G coverage
2016/09/30 TTIP and extraterritorial application of US laws
2016/08/31 3D printing
2016/07/12 The cross-sectorial correction factor (CSCF)
2016/06/29 Consequences of the Brexit vote for the TTIP and TISA negotiations
2016/06/29 Consequences of the Brexit vote for the conclusion of the CETA
2015/10/30 Modernisation of EU-Turkey customs union and impact of TTIP on Turkey
2015/05/28 Turkey and TTIP
2015/04/08 VP/HR - Access by INTA Members to relevant reports by the EEAS
2014/12/19 Emissions Trading System: Access to the new entrants' reserve
2016/09/21 Statement of Arnaud Montebourg on SNCF procurement policy
2016/05/31 Member States' electricity grids
2015/08/27 Electricity interconnection target
2015/01/23 Trade as a foreign policy tool
2014/12/19 Political parties and the EU enlargement policy
2014/12/10 Simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
2014/12/10 Priorities for the common agricultural policy
2016/09/30 Fair use of roaming services
2015/02/16 2007-2013 funds in support of the new European strategic investment plan
2015/01/23 Border adjustment measures to protect European competitiveness
2014/12/19 Support for start-ups in 2015
2014/10/28 Internationalisation of EU SMEs
2014/10/28 Support services for internationalisation of European SMEs
2014/10/28 Underinvestment in European telecommunications networks: fact or myth?
2016/04/27 Radio spectrum
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/08/31 Energy taxation in the EU
2015/08/31 Long-term energy supply contracts
2015/06/04 TSO-DSO cooperation in the Energy Union
2014/10/28 Solutions for managing variable renewable energy
2016/11/30 Distributed ledger technology
2016/10/31 Average response time to written questions tabled by Parliament
2015/02/27 Parliament's attendance at meetings of the Council's Trade Policy Committee
2015/02/27 Parliament's attendance at Trade Policy Committee meetings in the Council
2016/11/30 Obsolete or void links and websites on the Commission website
2016/11/30 Dissemination of information through television advertising
2016/08/31 Virtual and augmented reality
2016/04/27 Virtual reality regulation
2015/06/04 ENTSO-E empowerment
2015/06/04 ENTSOG empowerment
2014/07/17 VP/HR - EU losing the communication battle in Moldova

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