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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Partido Democrático Republicano
Magic Circle
Fisheries Member pech
Legal Affairs Member juri
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and EU air cargo
2018/02/08 EU-authorised establishments based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 Moroccan authorised importers based in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 The Commission's compliance with procedures relating to authorised establishments in Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG SANCO visit to Western Sahara in December 2017
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2018/05/15 'Accidental Americans' in the European Union
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2016/02/09 Commemorating 30 years of Portugal's European integration
2015/02/06 Court of Justice of the European Union
2018/06/07 Recommendations from the report on fundamental rights in the EU in 2015
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/02/08 Western Sahara and the safety of EU airlines and passengers
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2014/12/11 System governing access for businesses to law and the courts (legal aid)
2018/05/24 Traceability of eel imports and exports in the EU
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2016/09/19 Former President of the Commission joining Goldman Sachs International
2014/11/21 Cost per day of feeding prisoners in Portugal
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
2018/02/08 EU-Morocco Aviation Agreement and Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/02/08 VP/HR - Activities of the EU Delegation to Morocco in occupied Western Sahara
2017/11/06 Principle of equal pay for equal work in the same place
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2015/05/05 Labelling of fishery products
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/12 Specific support for storm victims in the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Madeira
2014/11/07 Ban on children speaking Portuguese in Luxembourg
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Misuse of the European Arrest Warrant by Spain
2018/06/07 Exhumation of victims of Francoism and rededication of the Cuelgamuros basilica
2018/05/24 The Philippines and its status as a GSP+ beneficiary
2016/11/10 Fish aggregating devices (FADs) - tuna
2015/03/23 Abolition of the Civil Service Tribunal and lack of consultation with the Commission
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan