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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: 2017-01-31

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
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
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
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/01/25 Attacks on Spanish lorries in France
2017/05/24 Mine in the Sierra de Ávila mountain range
2017/04/18 Vía de la Plata train line
2016/11/17 The Petronor (Repsol) refinery, Biscay
2016/10/27 Serious violation of Directive 2000/60/EC in the middle stretch of the Tagus river
2017/09/29 Disobedience
2017/06/06 Fine imposed on Valencia Football Club (Valencia CF)
2017/06/06 Fait accompli policy over the Biscarrués reservoir plan
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/12/19 Policy regulations for waste incineration in cement kilns
2016/11/28 Situation of the Albufera natural park in Valencia
2016/11/17 Standards for reviewing the situation of people living in the vicinity of refineries
2017/07/19 Discharge of sewage on Los Lances beach and other beaches in Tarifa/Cádiz in SCI ES0000337
2017/07/14 Aremon
2017/05/24 Uncontrolled noise levels in Tarifa (Spain)
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)
2017/04/18 Situation regarding minority languages in Spain
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/04/05 Fate of the Pérez Galdós Secondary School
2017/01/25 Mining operation in Spain
2016/12/19 Motorway rescue package in the Community of Madrid
2016/11/22 Upgrading of the KW Tarifa windfarm - Cádiz - Andalusia (SAC 0000049: Los Alcornocales)
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/05/24 Wastewater treatment in Granada
2017/05/24 Scrapping of fishing vessels
2017/07/20 C-Star ship
2017/07/14 Mercury cells
2017/06/27 Moroccan tomatoes
2017/05/24 Dismantling the Castor project
2017/04/18 High-speed trains
2017/04/05 Sentence passed on Cassandra Vera and freedom of expression
2016/10/24 Illnesses stemming from the proposed very-high-voltage power line in Castellón (Spain)
2017/07/13 Women in Colombia
2017/06/21 Situation of 'mule women'
2017/04/18 Alarming deterioration of the situation in Equatorial Guinea
2017/04/18 Plant health checks on citrus fruit imports
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2016/12/19 Installation of energy plants in the territory of Western Sahara