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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
Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Human Rights Substitute droi
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/09/06 Change in Spanish electricity prices
2017/01/26 Compatibility of the Spanish electricity market with the common European energy market
2017/09/27 Detention of top officials of the Regional Government of Catalonia
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/09/11 Catalonia: attack on fundamental rights by Spanish police
2017/09/01 Bailout of Spanish motorways
2017/03/29 Language discrimination case: sanction for speaking in Catalan with Spanish policemen at Barcelona airport
2017/05/04 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities
2017/03/22 Reversible hydropower in Mequinenza, Spain
2017/02/27 System for allocation of additional cohesion policy funding in Spain
2017/02/17 Internment centres for foreigners in Spain
2017/02/08 Spain's acceptance of refugees
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2017/09/13 Freedom of the press, freedom of information and freedom of assembly in Spain
2017/06/09 Bilateral agreements on airspace and competition
2017/06/09 The freedom of expression of elected officials and the separation of powers in Spain
2017/06/09 VP/HR - Invitation of Taiwan to the 70th World Health Assembly and its participation in the WHO
2017/04/06 Timetable and fulfilment of objectives set for the Mediterranean rail corridor in Spain
2017/02/16 Ineffective investment in the Mediterranean Corridor
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Turkey's misuse of Interpol warrants
2017/05/12 Restrictions on vineyard planting permits in the Cava DO
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2017/03/20 Uniform implementation of the EU Framework to strengthen the rule of law in all Member States and judicial independence - Venice Commission's report on Spain's Constitutional Court
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
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/06/19 Unfair treatment of the Catalan police force
2017/06/08 State of the rule of law in Spain: state prosecutor files a complaint against Catalan Minister Borràs for the purchase of ballot boxes
2017/02/23 Unfair trading practices in the food supply chain
2017/07/04 VP/HR - Repressive measures against the population of Kabylia
2017/06/29 Compliance with Parliament mandate for the Castor project
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/05/10 Military exercises in natural areas protected by the Natura 2000 network
2017/03/08 Royal Decree 4/2017 on dockworkers
2017/01/26 Spanish government guarantee for the high-speed railway to Mecca (Saudi Arabia): illegal state aid pursuant to Article 107 TEU, public finances and compliance with EU deficit rules
2017/09/26 Violation of the privacy of users' communications
2017/02/27 DG NEAR funds for the education of refugee and host community children
2017/02/16 The bombing of Guernica