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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 Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Development Member deve
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
Human Rights Substitute droi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/10/14 Strategic priorities of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2015/10/14 Added value of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
2015/02/02 Aid to fund the reconstruction of Gaza by the UNRWA
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/05/31 European strategy to combat paedophilia
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2018/03/08 Complaint CHAP(2017)03096 to DG GROW
2015/09/10 Ebola remains a challenge
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/02/25 Approval of the RDPs for Galicia, Cantabria, La Rioja, Navarre, the Canary Islands and the Community of Madrid for the 2014-2020 period
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/02/08 EU's responsibility to meet its commitments on humanitarian action in Sahrawi camps
2015/06/02 Insuring vulnerable communities against the risk of climate change
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Israeli demolition and confiscation of EU-funded Palestinian structures in the West Bank
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2015/10/06 Right to water in Syria
2015/10/06 VP/HR - Right to water in Syria
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
2016/11/04 Operation of the new European Solidarity Corps
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe