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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)
Christen Democratisch Appèl
Netherlands
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Budgetary Control Substitute cont
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/04 Discriminatory aspects of the German PKW-Maut
2017/01/12 Transparency and correctness of car hire charges
2018/06/15 Problems in bus transport
2018/04/18 Public procurement for the Gronda di Genova bypass project
2016/06/30 Higher octane levels in transport fuels to reduce carbon footprint
2015/12/08 European Agency for Road Transport
2015/09/25 112 emergency number
2015/06/03 Reports of fraud in connection with European funds
2017/06/01 EU-China Connectivity Platform and a level playing-field
2015/06/29 Level playing field for European ports
2017/12/20 Inclusion of EU citizens in the definition of the EU
2017/04/20 Inclusion of EU citizens in the definition of the EU
2017/12/06 Directive (EU) 2015/719
2016/03/14 CEF financing of locks on inland waterways
2014/11/26 TTIP and the homologation of vehicles
2014/11/10 Overdue maintenance of the European inland waterway network
2017/12/13 State of play of the negotiations for a Comprehensive Agreement on Investments with China
2016/02/17 VP/HR - Persecution of Christians in China; detention of minister Gu Yuese
2017/06/01 Ban on electronic devices in the cabins of commercial aircraft
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2017/10/03 National air quality certificates in Member States
2017/03/13 European data exchange in the context of low-emission zones
2017/02/06 Road safety and security measures for trucks and buses
2016/01/20 Event Data Recording
2015/01/14 Airlines' practice of imposing fuel surcharges in the guise of airport taxes
2015/01/13 MH 17 air disaster and Ukrainian airspace security
2016/06/08 Response to the answer to Written Question E-014003/2015 concerning enforcement of Directive 2006/22/EC on road transport
2015/10/20 Response to the reply to Question E-011437//2015 concerning enforcement of Directive 2006/22/EC - roadside checks
2015/07/17 Enforcement of Directive 2006/22/EC - roadside checks

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