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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!

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Platforma Obywatelska
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Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/12 Accession of the EU to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/01/21 Response to mass harassment of women
2016/11/29 Youth Guarantee
2016/09/28 Skills Guarantee
2014/07/17 Senior Citizens
2016/06/16 Use of welfare systems
2015/09/23 Urgent need for a common EU policy to defend our borders against illegal immigration and 'hidden terrorists'
2015/07/21 Urgent need for a common EU policy to defend our borders against terrorists
2015/07/21 Widening the mandate and increasing the numerical strength of EU battlegroups (EUBGs)
2014/12/10 Persecution of journalist Andrei Mialeshka
2016/10/25 Application of the principle of equal treatment of women and men in the healthcare sector in accordance with Directive 2004/113/EC
2016/07/14 Equal rights for fathers in the access to and supply of goods and services
2016/02/23 Ending of free trade between Ukraine and Russia
2016/02/04 Ten thousand missing children
2015/12/15 Application of the directive implementing the principle of equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services in legal and practical terms
2015/11/09 The new post-2015 strategy on equality between women and men in the EU
2016/05/27 Supporting gender equality in the labour market through the European Semester
2015/09/23 Integrating refugees into the European labour market
2015/07/17 Supporting women's presence in the labour market as a necessary condition for achieving the Europe 2020 employment target
2015/07/08 Skills mismatch on the labour market
2015/01/28 Role of equality in tackling labour market shortages
2016/12/01 Application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in respect of the 'British Protocol'
2016/04/27 Upholding human rights in the manufacture of textiles imported into the EU market
2016/01/29 Improving and expanding the European Professional Card system in the EU
2015/09/30 Regulation governing the professional competences and responsibilities of doctors, nurses and cosmeticians
2015/03/26 Reduced rate of VAT on electronic books
2015/03/26 Exempting medical e-consultations from VAT
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2016/12/02 Bogus self-employment
2016/10/26 Gender mainstreaming in the collaborative economy
2016/07/14 Discrimination in the aftermath of the Brexit vote
2016/07/14 Conflict between Schengen Agreement and Dublin Regulation
2016/05/12 On discrimination in recruitment procedures
2016/04/29 Promoting and mainstreaming universal design across the EU
2016/04/21 Revising the Eurostat methodology for calculating the gender pay gap
2016/02/29 Tackling hate speech arising from homophobia and transphobia in Europe: the need for EU-level legal protection
2015/12/16 Readmission and policy on illegal migrants in the EU
2015/11/16 Employment of people with a mental disorder or illness
2015/10/19 Promoting family employment and facilitating the procedures involved in hiring domestic workers
2015/09/17 Raising awareness about the potential of social clauses in public procurement procedures for enhancing socially inclusive growth
2015/04/17 The situation of illegal immigrant minors in Europe
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko
2016/11/30 Nuclear power plant in Belarus
2016/11/30 The proposal for carers' leave
2016/10/28 Policy of critical engagement towards Belarus
2016/02/23 Long-term unemployment
2015/09/30 Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU
2014/12/10 Criminal trials of Ukrainians detained in Crimea
2014/12/10 Open dialogue with civil society in Belarus
2014/09/16 Preventive arrests in Belarus
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/11/19 Recognition of qualifications of third country nationals in the EU
2015/06/16 Cross-border e-commerce in the EU
2015/04/17 Tightening of conditions for Nikolai Statkiewicz to serve his sentence
2014/12/16 Hazardous tools of Russian propaganda
2016/04/07 Slave labour in textile factories in developing countries
2016/01/28 Financial support for Eastern Partnership countries
2015/10/13 Implementation and enforcement of EU law in Member States
2015/06/17 Definition of 'good-quality offer'
2015/03/26 Danger to the privacy of users of new televisions
2014/12/11 Annexation of Abkhazia