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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partido Socialista
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/01 Monitoring the implementation of the peace agreement in Colombia
2017/12/05 EU-Mercosur trade negotiations and raw cane sugar
2016/06/30 Violence against foreign nationals resident in the UK
2016/02/25 EU-Brazil cooperation agreement and trade agreement with Mercosur
2015/02/10 EU-Mexico Free-Trade Agreement
2017/07/05 Side effects resulting from the abolition of roaming charges
2017/05/04 Debate on making vaccinations obligatory to avoid epidemics in the EU
2015/10/21 Mandatory minimum electricity interconnection rate
2014/11/05 2030 climate and energy policy package: meeting the interconnection target
2018/03/01 EU funds for the use of forest residues in renewable energy production
2018/02/20 Spain's repeated failure with regard to cross-border environmental impact studies
2018/02/06 Interconnections Spain-France
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/03/24 Energy: agreement on energy interconnections between Portugal, Spain and France
2015/02/10 Public tender procedure for the subconcession of the transport systems belonging to the Porto metro and the Porto public transport company STCP
2017/01/03 Almaraz nuclear power plant
2016/09/28 Almaraz nuclear power plant
2016/04/07 Almaraz nuclear power plant: compliance with safety requirements
2016/04/29 Preventative protection measures in the event of a nuclear accident
2016/03/17 Disseminating principles of care for primary immunodeficiencies
2015/07/10 SUMA's dominant position in the waste market in Portugal
2014/11/13 Demographic impact of EU policies
2018/05/24 The Philippines and its status as a GSP+ beneficiary
2017/05/29 Alleged involvement of European companies in human rights violations in Colombia
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2016/07/14 Paediatric transplants
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/09/29 European Commission interference in the Portuguese election campaign
2014/12/15 Electricity interconnections following the European Council of 23 and 24 October 2014
2017/04/12 Harmonisation of procedures for taking umbilical cord samples for clinical purposes
2016/03/17 Neonatal screening and severe combined immunodeficiency
2015/06/08 Unfair labour practices in Asia shrimp farms
2015/02/25 VP/HR - Lajes Air Base
2016/11/08 PRIMA - Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2014/12/08 Reference to Portugal in the Annual Growth Survey 2015: labour market reforms
2014/11/04 Ban on speaking Portuguese outside classroom hours in schools in Luxembourg
2016/09/07 Commission requests for information from type-approval authorities
2016/03/08 Commission supervision of national decisions regarding nuclear safety
2014/10/07 Construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor in the United Kingdom
2017/04/12 Risk of the EU being seen as a digital colony of the USA
2015/05/21 Funding of the Alqueva Multipurpose Project
2015/01/30 Iron ore project in Portugal