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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!


Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partit Laburista
Malta
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Budgets Substitute budg
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/08/24 Purchasing power standard (PPS) for islands in the EU
2015/11/03 Follow-up to Written Question P-013150/2015 on obesity and people in lower socio-economic groups
2015/09/25 Obesity and people in lower socio-economic groups
2015/06/12 Follow-up on Written Question E-001390/2015 on Cyprus Airways
2015/03/06 Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) of every EU island region at NUTS levels 2 and 3
2015/03/06 Population and land size of every EU island region at NUTS levels 2 and 3
2015/03/06 Number of businesses in the EU island regions at NUTS levels 2 and 3
2015/03/06 GDP value in euros of every EU island region at NUTS levels 2 and 3
2015/03/06 Distance between each EU island region and the closest non-Objective One region
2015/01/30 Commission ruling on state aid to Cyprus Airways
2014/08/25 EU state aid rules and national support for enterprises in zones close to civil strife or war
2016/10/31 Citizens' participation in EU trade policy
2016/07/12 EU policy on mandatory retirement
2015/10/28 Labour rights and preferential trade agreements with Bangladesh
2015/07/22 Follow-up to Written Question E-007769/2015 regarding social and labour rights in public contracts concluded by the Commission
2015/07/08 Decision of the Ukrainian parliament and the respect for fundamental rights
2015/07/03 Payments made under the Greek bailout agreements
2015/05/13 Social and labour rights in public contracts concluded by the Commission
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/12 Electoral rights in the EU
2015/01/07 Commission employees with salaries that fall below the country's established minimum social wage
2014/11/17 Trade relations with Ukraine
2014/11/17 Trade carried out by EU SMEs with the US
2014/11/17 Cross-national trade by SMEs
2014/09/24 EU funds dedicated to reducing the number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion
2016/08/24 Follow-up to Written Question P-004140/2016 on Parliament's resolution of 4 February 2016 on the special situation of islands
2016/08/24 Follow-up to Written Question P-004140/2016 on Parliament's resolution of 4 February 2016 on the special situation of islands
2016/05/24 Parliament's resolution of 4 February 2016 on the special situation of islands
2016/04/27 Situation of Greek pension system after the second financial assistance programme
2015/06/02 VP/HR - The Gaza situation
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2016/10/20 Options for addressing the shortfall in the EU budget
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/09/18 VP/HR - Follow-up to the reply by the VP/HR to Written Question E-008879/15
2015/05/28 EU legislation on feed for rabbits
2015/03/06 Sectoral composition of employment in the EU island regions and the EU
2015/03/06 Size of businesses in the EU island regions and the EU
2015/03/06 Land use in the EU
2015/03/06 Land use in EU island regions
2015/03/06 Foreign Direct Investment per 1 000 inhabitants in EU island regions
2015/03/06 Export values for EU island regions and 'Objective 1' regions
2015/03/06 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Funds allocated to EU island regions and 'Objective 1' NUTS 2 regions
2015/03/06 Direct air and sea connection for EU island regions
2015/03/06 Employment figures in EU island regions and the EU
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2014/08/25 Russian food imports embargo and support for SMEs in island and peripheral regions
2016/02/10 Follow-up to Written Question E-015528/2015 on the EU Tobacco Products Directive
2016/01/27 State aid procedures and the arms industry
2015/12/07 EU Tobacco Products Directive
2015/12/07 Commission meetings with lobbyists from the tobacco industry (follow up to Question for written answer P- 013537/15)
2015/10/07 Commission meetings with lobbyists from the tobacco industry
2015/05/06 Follow-up to answer given to Written Question E-010368/2014
2016/11/21 Application of the Commission's code of conduct and Commissioner Oettinger's visit to Prime Minister Orban
2016/05/23 Use of aqualungs when spear fishing
2016/03/22 Follow-up to Written Question P-016040/15 entitled 'Application of Commission Interpretative Notice on indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967'
2015/12/21 Application of Commission Interpretative Notice on indication of origin of goods from the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2016/12/22 Court of Auditor's briefing paper on the mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
2016/11/30 Start-up and Scale-up Initiative
2016/06/20 Follow-up to Written Question E-002958/2016 on European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/05/04 Success rate of EIB projects submitted by small/peripheral Member States of the EU
2016/04/20 Lack of implementation of EFSI projects in small, peripheral and southern Member States
2016/04/12 European guidelines for quality assurance in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis
2016/01/29 TTIP and its impact on Member States
2016/01/26 Projects under the European Fund for Strategic Investments
2015/09/30 Drinking water quality
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/03 The ESA 2010 standards: an obstacle to recovery
2015/01/30 EU funding to Malta
2015/01/28 Agriculture in Malta
2014/11/27 A European Grandparents' Day
2014/11/17 EU support for investments by microenterprises
2014/10/13 Commission plans regarding the politicisation of administrator appointments within the Commission
2014/10/13 Complaints about nominations and appointments of Commission officials
2014/10/13 Stress test or similar review of the European Stability Mechanism
2014/08/27 Tuna discards by traditional small-scale fishermen in the central Mediterranean
2014/08/21 European response to Ebola
2016/11/24 WiFi4EU proposal and its targeted beneficiaries
2015/12/22 Follow-up to Written Question E-013156-15 on homelessness and free movement
2015/09/25 Homelessness and free movement
2015/01/08 Follow-up to Written Question E-007575/2014 on the current outsourcing of Commission services
2014/10/06 Current outsourcing of Commission services
2014/09/29 General questions on the outsourcing of Commission services
2016/04/06 EU-Turkey agreement on irregular migration
2015/04/17 Follow-up to Priority Question E-010368-14 'Presence of asbestos in Commission building'
2014/12/08 Presence of asbestos in Commission building
2016/12/08 Council position on a positive fiscal stance for the euro area
2016/11/30 A positive fiscal stance for the euro area
2016/04/29 Follow-up to Written Question E-001464/16 on precarious employment in the EU
2016/02/19 Precarious employment in the EU
2015/01/30 EU law on medical examination for employment and on data protection of candidates
2015/01/30 Procedures adopted by the Commission regarding pre-requirement medical examinations
2014/09/24 Single Euro Payments Area

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