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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Development Substitute deve
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/02/08 Legal basis for exports from Western Sahara to the EU
2018/01/25 Legal validity of Moroccan sanitary control systems in Western Sahara
2018/01/24 Beef and sheep meat exports to Iran
2017/06/27 Moroccan tomatoes
2017/05/24 Wastewater treatment in Granada
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/12/19 Installation of energy plants in the territory of Western Sahara
2018/02/08 DG MARE evaluation of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2018/02/05 The situation of 'mule women' and the Schengen evaluation report
2017/07/13 Women in Colombia
2017/06/21 Situation of 'mule women'
2016/11/17 Standards for reviewing the situation of people living in the vicinity of refineries
2018/03/14 Asphalt plant
2017/12/20 Violence in Valencia
2017/11/23 Glyphosate residues and imports
2017/06/06 Fine imposed on Valencia Football Club (Valencia CF)
2017/04/18 Plant health checks on citrus fruit imports
2016/11/28 Situation of the Albufera natural park in Valencia
2018/05/02 Misleading announcement by the Bay of Algeciras Port Authority (Cádiz, Andalusia) under Directive 2006/114/EC
2018/03/27 Abandoning land in Andalusia
2017/12/01 Pollution by heavy industry in the Bay of Algeciras within the area administered by the Port Authority of the Bay of Algeciras (APBA)
2017/07/19 Discharge of sewage on Los Lances beach and other beaches in Tarifa/Cádiz in SCI ES0000337
2017/05/24 Scrapping of fishing vessels
2017/04/19 'Eolo Tarifa Restaurant-Beach Bar' project with a carpark for more than 300 cars in special area of conservation ES 00000337 Estrecho (Cadiz-Andalusia-Spain)
2017/01/24 'El Fresno Sur' logistics activities zone (ZAL) - Port of Algeciras, (Cadiz). Building on the River Palmones flood plains (SAC 612006) using EU funds and its dire consequences
2016/11/22 Upgrading of the KW Tarifa windfarm - Cádiz - Andalusia (SAC 0000049: Los Alcornocales)
2016/10/27 Serious violation of Directive 2000/60/EC in the middle stretch of the Tagus river
2018/06/07 Waste incineration and clean air in Andalusia
2018/02/28 Mega-farms in Castilla-La Mancha
2018/02/08 Cooperation aid
2017/06/06 Fait accompli policy over the Biscarrués reservoir plan
2017/05/24 Mine in the Sierra de Ávila mountain range
2016/12/19 Policy regulations for waste incineration in cement kilns
2018/06/12 High-speed rail project in Murcia
2018/03/22 Detention of the Proactiva Open Arms boat by Italy for promoting irregular migration
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/07/20 C-Star ship
2017/07/14 Mercury cells
2017/05/24 Dismantling the Castor project
2017/04/18 Vía de la Plata train line
2017/04/18 High-speed trains
2018/05/15 Sentences handed down in the 'Wolf Pack' case
2018/05/08 Implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Member States: the 'La Manada' case
2018/02/08 Crisis in the rice sector
2017/09/29 VP/HR - Elections on 12 November in Equatorial Guinea
2017/04/18 Alarming deterioration of the situation in Equatorial Guinea
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2018/05/02 The Commission incentivising the transfer of public resources to speculators
2018/05/02 Economic diversification in rural areas through the EAFRD
2018/05/02 Adjustment of the co-financing rate of ESI Funds for sparsely and very sparsely populated areas
2018/04/24 Spain-France electricity interconnection - Public participation
2017/07/14 Aremon
2017/01/25 Attacks on Spanish lorries in France
2016/12/19 Motorway rescue package in the Community of Madrid
2018/05/24 Port of Málaga (Spain)
2018/02/28 Megafarms in Aragón (Spain)
2018/02/28 Megafarms in Zamora (Spain)
2018/01/29 Contradictions regarding the Biscarrués (Aragón) plan
2017/12/01 Closure of coal-fired power stations in Spain
2017/05/24 Uncontrolled noise levels in Tarifa (Spain)
2017/04/18 Situation regarding minority languages in Spain
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/01/25 Mining operation in Spain
2016/10/24 Illnesses stemming from the proposed very-high-voltage power line in Castellón (Spain)
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2017/09/29 Disobedience
2017/04/05 Sentence passed on Cassandra Vera and freedom of expression
2016/11/17 The Petronor (Repsol) refinery, Biscay