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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!

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Partido Social Democrata
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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/08/10 Forest fires in Madeira - triggering the EU Civil Protection Mechanism
2016/08/10 Forest fires in Madeira - triggering the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF)
2015/01/29 Ban on deep-sea shark fishing - the case of catshark in Madeira
2015/01/29 Ban on deep-sea shark fishing - the case of catshark in Madeira
2017/10/09 Monarch bankruptcy and consumer protection
2017/07/20 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela and possible sanctions
2017/06/22 VP/HR - Setting up humanitarian corridors in Venezuela
2017/04/24 Stabilisation mechanism for bananas from Nicaragua
2016/05/09 Situation in Venezuela - Mercosur agreement
2016/05/09 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela - European aid
2015/07/02 Alarming situation in the port of Calais - Safety of endangered lorry drivers
2014/12/01 Transatlantic Agreement - TTIP
2014/10/31 Structural Funds 2014-2020 - Partnership Agreement
2017/10/09 Infringement proceedings - illegal fishing in the waters of the NAFO zone
2016/10/11 Cut in fishing opportunities for black scabbardfish
2016/09/30 EU flag register
2015/02/05 Violation of freedom of movement - Lisbon tourist tax
2014/10/31 Drastic reduction in fishing opportunities for 2015
2018/06/08 Review of the Connecting Europe Facility
2016/06/06 Maintaining start-ups in Europe
2016/05/27 Increasing the flow of capital for start-ups
2014/12/01 Non-payment of tolls
2018/01/16 Investigation into sales of financial products by BANIF (Banco Internacional do Funchal S.A.)
2015/06/16 End to roaming
2015/06/16 End to roaming
2016/05/27 Tackling the future challenges of innovative technologies
2016/05/27 Allowing innovative companies to flourish
2016/01/12 TAP - Transportadora Aérea Portuguesa
2015/02/24 International freight transportation
2014/09/30 Internet and telecommunications operators
2014/09/04 Prohibition of rest periods aboard trucks - France and Belgium
2018/06/05 Status of the complaint lodged by the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) with the European Commission
2017/02/16 Iberia's failure to comply with European rules
2016/11/04 Recapitalisation of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos
2016/08/31 Withholding by the Portuguese authorities of payments from the 2014-2020 European structural and investment funds
2016/03/18 Clarification on Portugal's fiscal outlook - 2016 Portuguese state budget
2016/02/23 Clarification on Portugal's budget forecasts and the 2016 Portuguese national budget
2016/01/20 Tourism cooperation between UNWTO and the EU
2015/11/30 European Investment Bank - Youth entrepreneurship
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2014/12/01 European Investment Plan
2014/09/30 G20 - Global Infrastructure Initiative
2014/09/30 European Tourism Indicators System (ETIS) for Sustainable Management at Destination Level
2015/11/30 Youth Guarantee Programme - Prospects for 2017-2020
2015/11/30 Youth Guarantee Programme - Review and assessment
2014/10/31 Youth Guarantee Programme
2018/06/08 Reviewing the definition of SMEs
2018/02/15 Initiatives for the maritime sector
2018/01/31 2018 banana import quotas
2016/04/28 Funding for ferry services
2016/01/20 Programme for the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - COSME
2016/01/20 Wi-Fi on planes
2016/01/15 European funding to provide support in the event of premature birth
2015/06/04 Core-funding for not-for-profit organisations under the EU's third public health programme
2014/12/01 New digital services - Innovation or market distortion
2014/10/31 Remote areas and their access and accessibility to the internal market
2014/09/30 Response to growth of air transport carriers in the Arabian Gulf
2018/04/24 Operability of airports in the outermost regions (ORs)
2016/04/20 Closing down of the special Outermost Regions Unit in the Commission
2016/02/18 The role of aviation in connectivity for the outermost regions
2014/12/01 Screening of liquids, aerosols and gels at EU airports
2014/10/31 Hotel industry