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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!

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Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/30 Education of migrants and Greek educational system
2016/07/06 Infringement of rights of Greek ethnic minority in Himara
2016/06/13 Greek NHS departments to close because of summer holidays
2016/01/26 Grievous impact of underfunding on education
2016/01/14 Curbing possession of firearms
2015/11/19 Children going hungry in Greek kindergartens
2015/09/14 Teaching staff shortages in Greek schools
2015/09/04 The plight of higher education institutions in Greece
2015/09/02 46 000 Greek children left without a kindergarten place
2015/03/24 Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of mobile telephone devices
2016/11/30 Rising number of homeless people in Greece
2016/11/23 Increase in hospital-acquired infections - serious risk to the public
2016/11/23 Greece in the lead antibiotics consumption in Europe
2016/10/17 Childhood obesity - a time bomb for Greece
2016/10/04 Unemployment and increased suicide rates in Greece
2016/09/22 Air pollution from Euro 6-standard diesel vehicles
2016/05/18 Down Syndrome Association of Greece
2016/01/12 Cancer patients' lives put at risk in Greece
2015/12/09 Increased olive oil import quotas
2015/11/19 Non-working population in Greece
2015/05/29 Provocation in Ukraine
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/01/06 Infringement of separation of powers in Greece
2014/12/09 The quality of hospital equipment in Greece
2014/11/26 Infringement of personal data privacy in Greece
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Nuclear test by North Korea
2016/07/15 CO2 Allowances
2015/05/19 Saudi Arabian attack on ship carrying humanitarian aid
2015/03/03 Destruction of ancient monuments by Islamic State militants
2015/03/03 Destruction of monuments in Saudi Arabia
2015/02/23 VP/HR - Torture and repression of free speech in Saudi Arabia
2016/07/06 Applications for repatriation with a grant of EUR 500
2015/11/19 Social care for the elderly
2015/09/02 Provocative rhetoric about grey zones from Ankara
2015/05/29 Attacks in Nagorno-Karabakh
2015/01/06 Perama Shipyard
2014/12/09 Situation at the Medical Rehabilitation Centre in Filiatra
2014/11/26 Conditions for the disabled at Lechaina care centre
2016/09/30 State of emergency in affected areas in the Peloponnese and Thessaloniki
2016/06/07 Basic supply shortages at the AHEPA Hospital causing operations to be postponed
2015/06/10 Skopje
2015/01/06 Inhumane and uncontrolled transportation of migrants in the Mediterranean
2014/11/26 Spread of Islamists along the shores of the Mediterranean
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/11/30 Pensioners on the brink of hunger
2016/04/19 Collapse of national primary healthcare network
2015/12/02 VP/HR - Turkey's unlawful acts of aggression
2015/07/14 Protection of persons with disabilities
2015/06/25 Healthcare for uninsured persons in Greece
2015/04/22 Electronic and Electrical Waste
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Reference to Cypriot villages as 'Turkey' on the European Parliament's website
2016/10/04 Turkish expansionism
2015/03/03 Turkish expansionism
2015/02/23 Turkish support for the Islamic Caliphate
2015/02/10 Child pornography in EU countries
2016/11/23 3 700 autistic children receiving no additional support in Greece
2016/01/25 Zika virus
2015/11/19 Problems regarding the provision of meals in university residences
2015/10/21 Discrimination against those with special needs
2015/06/10 Lack of provision for disabled children in Greece
2015/05/18 Percentage of births performed by caesarean section
2016/06/24 Interference by the US in European commercial agreements in Iran
2016/03/17 Commission reference to FYROM as 'Macedonia'
2015/09/14 Jihadists among illegal immigrants
2015/05/29 Illegal elections in occupied Cyprus and recognition thereof by the Commission
2015/04/23 Illegal immigration gangs
2015/03/24 Illegal animal breeding in the EU
2016/06/07 Cutaneous leishmaniasis is ravaging the Middle East
2016/05/12 Health threat posed by toxic substances in chocolate
2016/05/12 Health hazard posed by talc in products from a well-known company
2015/11/19 Mass exodus of young Greeks abroad
2014/12/09 Persecution of clerics and infringements of their rights
2014/10/16 VP/HR - Islamic threat to Saint Catherine's Monastery in Sinai