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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/13 EU-Japan trade agreement
2017/06/28 Trade and the recent Middle East dispute
2017/06/08 Trade with Qatar following the crisis between Qatar and Arab countries
2017/05/30 Driving licences in the UK
2016/12/19 Russia and Armenia creating joint military forces
2016/09/20 MiFID - passporting rights
2016/09/02 Passporting rights of UK banks and financial institutions in the EU
2015/10/07 Mobility provisions in future EU free trade agreements (FTAs)
2015/07/17 Article 50(2)
2015/07/17 Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union
2015/04/09 EU administration - future employment
2014/12/17 Turkey and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations
2014/12/17 EU Customs Union in trade negotiations
2014/10/02 New Zealand trade agreement
2014/07/28 TTIP
2014/07/28 EU-China Trade Agreement
2017/04/25 CE marking
2015/11/10 Aggregates Levy
2015/10/29 The Aggregates Levy
2015/10/29 Aggregates levy
2015/10/29 Aggregates levy
2015/03/10 Hiring of former Commission staff as consultants
2016/10/26 Access to the EU Single Market
2016/10/26 Access to the EU Single Market
2016/07/05 Access to the EU single market
2016/12/19 Commissioners and civil servants as diplomatic representatives for third countries
2016/12/15 MEPs acting as diplomatic agents for non-EU countries
2016/12/15 MEPs acting as diplomatic agents for non-EU countries
2015/11/16 Afinsa
2015/02/10 Sri Lanka GSP+
2014/11/20 Transaction charges
2014/09/25 Supermarkets
2014/09/15 Implementing and delegated acts per DG
2017/04/03 Gibraltar
2016/09/02 Withdrawal from the EU
2016/05/12 Germany's violation of current account surplus rules
2016/02/23 French property tax
2015/11/10 VAT rates on artwork
2015/04/08 Spanish failure to submit monthly reports regarding Gibraltar
2015/02/11 Free movement into Gibraltar
2015/01/13 Gibraltar, Spain and the Action Protocol establishing guidelines on risk analysis
2015/01/13 Gibraltar - Commission inspection visits
2014/10/30 Standard for power line transmission devices
2014/10/02 Gibraltar
2014/07/11 Fact-finding missions to Gibraltar
2017/05/03 Car rental company
2017/04/03 Merger between BNP Paribas and BNP Wealth Management
2017/04/03 BNP Paribas
2017/04/03 BNP Paribas - Anti-Semitism
2016/05/17 Advertising of cosmetic products
2015/12/02 Turkey - Cohesion funding
2015/10/07 Turkey - Safe third country
2015/02/10 Pre-accession funding for Turkey in view of recent events
2015/01/23 Compliance with Council Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA of 27 November 2008
2014/11/20 Pre-accession funding
2014/09/30 EU funding
2017/06/27 Stress testing by the European Banking Authority
2016/09/13 Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA)
2016/02/02 Number of immigrants - European social models
2015/12/01 Consequences of tiering
2015/12/01 Consequences of tiering
2015/09/02 Number of negative opinions by the Ad hoc Ethical Committee
2015/05/05 Taxpayers' money and Commissioners' entitlements
2015/03/11 Taxpayers' money and Commissioners' entitlements
2015/03/11 Commission's approval process for recruiting former Commissioners
2015/03/11 Transitional allowance paid to former Commissioners
2015/03/10 Commission approval process for employment of former commissioners
2015/02/10 Involvement of European Commissioners in domestic politics
2014/09/15 Number of legislative files adopted
2014/09/15 Number of trilogues per DG
2016/09/02 Remittances
2016/02/11 Tall people - provision of airline seats
2015/07/14 Excise Duty Directive review
2015/07/14 Excise Duty Directive consultation
2014/12/17 Mexico-EU FTA
2014/11/20 Discontinuation of the EU anti-dumping duty
2014/10/02 College of Europe
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/11/13 Migrants and the Schengen Area
2015/09/24 Land mass and distribution of migrants and refugees
2015/09/24 Migrants and Schengen area
2015/09/09 EU migration quotas
2015/05/20 Mediterranean migrant quotas
2014/10/02 Transparency
2014/10/02 Transparency