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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
Budgetary Control Member cont
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2014/09/11 Exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2014/09/11 Duration of exceptional compensatory measures to counteract the effects of Russia's veto
2016/10/31 Requirements for ship recycling facilities
2015/03/18 Aid for Ebro flood damage
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/01/23 Radio spectrum for EU transport policy
2017/12/04 Imports of frozen snails into the EU from Morocco
2015/04/15 European funding for Zaragoza, Huesca and Teruel
2015/04/15 Outstanding European funding in Aragon
2015/04/15 Use of structural funding to tackle demographic change in Aragon
2015/04/15 Match funding of EU funds in Aragon
2014/12/09 Competition in the pork sector in Aragon
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2016/07/06 Vueling
2016/07/06 Vueling
2017/07/18 Follow-up on the technical assistance given to the Greek Government in relation to the reform of the Greek administration
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/07/11 Greece - Technical Assistance
2015/03/03 Approval of RDPs for Castilla y León, Aragón, the Basque Country, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands for the period 2014-2020
2017/12/01 Environmental sustainability of coal in the energy mix
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/06/20 Revitalisation and maintenance of secondary railway lines
2016/05/11 Certification of the delivery of mail and its contents
2015/07/09 Management of urban strategies in small Spanish cities
2018/02/20 Protecting Europe's historic and natural heritage
2018/02/16 Measures to protect Europe's historic and natural heritage
2017/09/27 Situation on the Bobadilla-Granada rail section
2017/06/07 Restrictions on access to the Chinese market
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/07/02 Role of delegations in sustainable urban development
2015/06/26 Adverse weather conditions for farming in Spain
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2015/01/22 Protectionist legislation on international road haulage in Germany
2015/01/14 Oil prices and air fares
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2016/03/18 Independence of the Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
2015/03/18 Coordination of European migration and trade policies in the context of trade negotiations with Southern Mediterranean partners
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura