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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: 2018-07-05

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)
Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/19 Planned classification of titanium dioxide
2017/09/21 Amendment of tax rules for non-resident workers in Luxembourg from 1 January 2018
2017/09/21 Amendment of tax rules for non-resident workers in Luxembourg from 1 January 2018
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/05/31 Deutsche Bahn procurement practice with regard to its subsidiary DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH
2016/10/26 Procurement practice of Deutsche Bahn with regard to its subsidiary DB Bahnbau Gruppe GmbH
2018/04/27 EU eco-label for fishery and aquaculture products
2018/03/06 EMIR - Risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivative contracts not cleared by a CCP - Requirements for intragroup transactions
2016/02/02 Compensatory payments for the construction of wind turbines
2015/05/13 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
2015/03/31 Potential health risks from wind power plants
2015/03/26 Mortgage loans for foreigners
2014/07/28 Implementation of EC law in Italy
2017/07/11 BEREC oversteps its remit
2017/07/11 BEREC overstepping its remit
2016/07/13 Double VAT charges for loan of vehicles to employees by Luxembourgish employers
2018/02/08 Merger of Thyssen-Krupp's steel division and Tata Steel and the question of imports of cheap steel from India
2017/02/01 Horizon 2020 - small and specialised research institutes are placed at a disadvantage
2015/12/16 Inflation target of the European Central Bank
2015/08/03 Turkey: Tariff suspension for unprocessed aluminium
2014/12/03 Conversion projects and structural policy
2018/02/01 Introduction of a European track and trace system for tobacco products
2015/10/15 EU Consumer Rights Directive (2011/83/EU) and German Federal Supreme Court ruling (VIII ZR 249/14) on the right of withdrawal in distance contracts for heating oil deliveries
2015/09/02 Levying of wine tax on wine imported into France
2015/02/19 IT-based identification of patient data throughout the EU
2015/02/03 Support for the Moldovan wine industry
2017/07/19 Inside information in CO2 certificate trading
2017/04/03 Sale of Hahn Airport by Rhineland-Palatinate
2016/07/05 Derogations in connection with the sale of Hahn airport
2016/06/30 Sale of Hahn Airport by the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
2014/12/03 EU funding for Rhineland-Palatinate 2007-2013
2016/12/14 Infringement proceedings against Luxembourg on account of inadequate waste water treatment
2015/11/04 Action brought by the association 'Ja zum Nürburgring e.V.' before the Court of Justice of the European Union
2015/10/30 Review of the sale of the Nürburgring in the light of European law
2015/10/30 Complaints concerning the selling-on of the Nürburgring
2015/07/02 Nürburgring insolvency proceedings
2015/01/13 Subsidies awarded in connection with the Nürburgring redevelopment project
2018/05/15 Removing the Bahamas from the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes
2017/03/14 Acquisition of Cemex Croatia by Duna Dráva Cement
2016/04/19 'Connecting Europe Facility' funding programme
2015/11/11 Member States' tax practices
2015/06/24 Conditions for the public funding of tourism
2015/03/31 EU-wide criteria for organic materials in contact with drinking water
2015/03/31 Europe-wide provision of compensation for the severely disabled
2015/03/12 State funding for youth hostels
2014/09/09 Town twinning
2017/03/28 Directive on promoting the use of renewable energy - impact assessment for the transport sector
2016/02/02 Market economy status for the People's Republic of China
2015/10/01 Noise reduction in rail transport
2014/09/10 Transport of uranium ore by rail