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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Labour Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/30 EU aerospace sector - factories of the future
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/06/15 Identifying possible future policy actions to aid vulnerable consumers in the energy market
2015/04/09 Reviewing the Commission definition of SMEs
2015/04/09 Measures taken by Member States to protect consumers under the Third Energy Package
2015/04/09 Definition of vulnerable consumers under the Third Energy Package
2015/02/26 Non-slip coating on manhole covers to protect cyclists and pedestrians
2014/12/01 Radio spectrum policy
2015/06/18 Right-hand-drive vehicles in Poland
2015/02/26 Registration of right-hand-drive vehicles in Poland
2015/02/26 Hen harriers
2014/10/28 Registration of right-hand drive vehicles in Poland
2017/02/02 Artificial light and light sensitivity
2015/04/23 Process for projects of common interest
2015/03/27 The liberalisation of postal services
2015/03/27 Importance of Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI2) in advancing global health R&D
2015/03/27 Aligning Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI2) with World Health Organisation (WHO) projects
2015/02/26 Right of online retailers to nullify goods and services purchased as a result of pricing errors
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/01 Freedom of expression and online reviews
2015/04/23 State of implementation of Directive 2010/65/EU on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States
2015/04/09 Professional customers and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC (MFiD)
2015/04/09 Compliance by Member States with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC (MFiD)
2015/03/27 Noise pollution from motorcycles
2015/03/13 Distance selling and refusal to sell to certain Member States
2015/02/26 Amending Operational Programmes submitted by Member States
2015/06/29 A harmonised and coordinated system under Directive 2010/65/EU
2015/06/18 Letterbox companies and unconditional supply chain liability
2015/06/18 Letterbox companies and social security contributions
2015/06/18 Uber's driver approval system
2015/06/15 Add-on fees imposed by low-cost airlines
2015/06/15 Timetable for the reform of the EU ETS
2015/06/05 VAT on sanitary products
2015/04/23 Trade secrets directive and the disclosure of medical trial results
2015/04/17 Reinforcing coordination of climate risk management at EU level
2015/04/17 Harmonisation of insurance policies for man-made disasters at EU level
2015/04/09 Wholesale and retail price caps under 'Roam Like At Home' plans
2015/03/27 Ensuring a level playing field and maintaining the competitiveness of EU industry while transitioning to a low-carbon economy
2014/12/01 Carbon capture and storage
2015/12/22 Discount rate modelling for energy efficiency
2015/06/15 Review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
2015/04/23 EU funding to combat energy poverty
2015/04/23 Energy Infrastructure Forum
2015/04/17 Upcoming legislation in relation to the EU Adaptation Strategy
2015/03/27 Actions to be taken to meet energy efficiency targets
2015/03/27 Review of energy efficiency legislation
2015/03/27 Energy Union and energy poverty - what can be done?
2015/03/27 Diversification of energy supply routes to help maintain energy security
2014/12/01 Energy funding in the EU
2016/09/19 Hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2016/05/11 EU Solidarity Fund payments to the UK
2015/04/17 Creation of a fund for the EU Adaptation Strategy
2015/03/13 Alternative funding for the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) scheme
2015/03/13 Benefits of European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) funding to SMEs
2015/03/13 Capital returns generated under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
2015/03/13 EFSI investment in fundamental research
2015/03/13 Safeguarding the objectives of Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) programme
2015/03/13 Sub-contracting research projects under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to universities and research centres
2017/02/16 15 % cap on the dispatching of generation
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/29 Impact of the Motorways of the Seas project
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/06/05 Review of the European Small Business Act
2015/04/23 Scrutiny of organ donations originating outside the EU
2015/04/23 Progress of the European Accessibility Act
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/02/26 Lifespan of tyres
2015/02/26 Best practices regarding tyre lifespan and annual vehicle checks
2015/02/26 European tyre labelling
2014/12/01 Tyre safety
2015/06/29 Sharing economy and adherence to EU consumer and employment law
2015/06/05 FEAD funding for North West schools
2015/04/23 Schools in North-West England to receive FEAD funding
2015/04/09 Specific funding streams to encourage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic entrepreneurship
2015/04/09 Gender-specific funding streams to encourage female entrepreneurship
2015/04/09 Data collection on female entrepreneurship
2015/03/13 Consumer rights in the sharing economy
2015/12/17 Retaining high-tech manufacturing jobs in the EU
2015/02/26 Including minimum-wage or living-wage polices in procurement tenders (cross-border delivery)
2015/02/26 Including minimum wage or living wage polices in procurement tenders

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