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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Social Democrata
Magic Circle
Regional Development Member regi
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/30 Recognition of optometry qualifications
2016/09/08 Forest fires in Portugal
2016/06/29 Vehicle roadworthiness tests: harmonisation of rules and mutual recognition of test certificates
2016/06/24 Tax on imported vehicles in Portugal
2015/12/07 EU-Pakistan relations
2015/01/30 Iron ore project in Portugal
2014/12/03 Technical inspections of vehicles - harmonisation of the rules and mutual recognition of inspection certificates by the Member States
2016/09/09 VP/HR - Worrying situation in Venezuela
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Situation in Venezuela
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/11/25 Storms in Cape Verde
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Use of 'potentially lethal force' by the Venezuelan military
2014/12/01 Humanitarian and civil protection assistance for Fogo Island (Cape Verde)
2016/11/10 Agreement between the Commission and the Portuguese Government on the capitalisation of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos
2016/07/14 The Norwegian and EEA Financial Mechanism Agreements for 2014-2021 and the Norwegian fish trade protocol for 2014-2021
2016/06/16 Trade negotiations between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
2015/01/22 Trade agreement with Brazil
2015/01/22 Trade agreement with Brazil
2018/03/27 Combating corruption in the EU
2018/02/22 Mechanisms to tackle droughts in Portugal
2017/11/10 Combating severe droughts
2016/10/27 Erasmus+ master's degree loans
2016/07/11 Reducing NOx emissions in maritime transport
2016/06/16 Oil exploration and prospecting activities in the Algarve
2016/11/17 Railway link between Aveiro and Mangualde
2016/10/12 PGI certification for Folar de Valpaços
2016/03/16 PGI registration request - Folar de Valpaços
2016/05/26 Europe 2020 strategy
2016/03/16 Sale of stake in Banif (Banco Internacional do Funchal, S.A.)
2015/03/31 Uber's operations in the EU
2014/11/13 GSP+ special arrangement and the Philippines
2018/04/17 Road safety
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/10/19 Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS)
2015/12/16 Turkey - non-tariff barriers
2015/10/15 UCP/CRB architecture course - recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC
2014/09/26 UCP/CRB architecture course - recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC
2017/12/07 Visit by Commissioner Crețu
2017/02/16 Iberia's failure to comply with European rules
2016/12/09 Forced adoptions in the United Kingdom
2016/12/05 Future fishing opportunities in the United Kingdom
2016/11/30 Future of the European Automotive Industry in the wake of Brexit
2016/05/26 Preventing nuclear accidents - cross-border cooperation