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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: 2017-10-16

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 Obrero Español
Spain
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Culture and Education Substitute cult



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2015/10/21 Financing of two new EU Trust Funds for Syria and Africa and MS contributions to those funds
2015/10/21 Financing of two new EU Trust Funds for Syria and Africa and MS contributions to those funds
2015/10/02 Scope of the international financial transaction tax (FTT)
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/06/02 Adoption of a financial transfer tax
2015/02/11 HSBC helping and abetting tax fraud
2015/02/11 HSBC helping and abetting tax fraud
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2014/12/02 VAT on e-books
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/08/05 Promotion of technologies for locating missing persons
2016/08/05 The establishment of a European missing persons platform
2016/08/05 Investigation and coordination with regard to missing persons
2016/07/01 European statistics on missing persons in the EU
2016/06/09 Missing persons and Directive 2011/36 /EU
2015/05/21 Protocol for locating missing persons in Europe
2015/03/31 Non-compliance by the Spanish Government with the Racial Equality Directive
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/03/06 Anti-dumping measures against imports of Chinese steel
2016/09/27 Setting up the European Solidarity Corps
2016/02/24 Crisis in the steel industry
2016/02/24 Survival of the European steel industry and Sestao ACB
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/03/18 Aid for Ebro flood damage
2015/02/04 Situation of the Ciutat de Cremona state school in Alaquàs (Valencia)
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2015/02/02 Aid to fund the reconstruction of Gaza by the UNRWA
2015/01/19 EU Guarantee Fund
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2015/03/31 Copyright reform
2014/07/24 Reduction in pre-financing for Erasmus+ payments
2014/07/24 Reduction in pre-financing of Erasmus+ payments
2016/07/26 EU-Turkey relations: the refugee agreement and negotiations on exemption from visa requirements
2016/07/26 EU-Turkey relations: the refugee agreement and negotiations on exemption from visa requirements
2016/02/15 Impact on the 2014-2020 MFF of the outcome of the COP21
2015/05/05 Budgetary impact of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 23 April 2015
2015/05/05 Budgetary repercussions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 23 April 2015
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2016/05/02 Ban on the Basque flag at the Eurovision song contest
2015/10/16 China's involvement in the Investment Plan for Europe
2015/09/17 Budget heading 4, line 22 04 01 04, from 2007 to 2015
2015/01/29 Draft Amending Budget (DAB) No 2/2015:
2015/01/21 Discrimination against the LGBT community in Russia
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2014/12/19 Contracts concerning multimedia actions at threat of not being respected under the current 2015 EU budget
2017/09/08 Opening-up of the European institutions' traineeship programmes to people with vocational education and training qualifications
2017/07/24 EU citizenship education curriculum
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/07/13 Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)
2015/03/03 Approval of RDPs for Castilla y León, Aragón, the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands for the period 2014-2020
2015/01/30 Difficulties of enforcing the Milk Package in Spain
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/10/10 Milan employment summit
2015/10/14 Strategic priorities of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2015/10/14 Added value of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2015/07/02 Falling, increasingly remote bonito catches
2014/12/19 EU regional trust fund

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