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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/03/22 The Shannon LNG Terminal
2015/11/27 Shannon LNG Terminal
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2018/04/25 Multiannual Plan for the North Sea and its implications for Ireland
2018/02/01 Ireland: Economic value of fish stocks
2018/01/26 Cork flood relief project
2018/01/11 Pension crisis in Ireland
2017/07/20 Housing policy in Ireland
2017/07/18 Registration and identification of horses in Ireland
2017/07/18 Registration and identification of horses in Ireland
2017/06/21 24-hour cardiac care cover in the South-East of Ireland
2017/06/21 24-hour cardiac care hospital cover for the South-East of Ireland
2016/12/19 Homelessness crisis
2016/06/17 Gearagh woodland in County Cork, Ireland
2016/06/17 Long-term residential care
2015/09/18 Ireland and tuna fisheries
2015/06/22 Disputes regarding shared fish stocks
2015/02/18 Grey dune habitat Ireland
2015/01/30 Housing crisis in Ireland
2015/01/30 Homelessness
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2018/01/11 Affordable access to medicines
2017/02/01 Volunteer groups and VAT
2017/02/01 Volunteer groups
2016/12/15 SACs
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2015/02/27 Restrictions on the export of eels outside the EU
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/05/17 Israeli massacre of Palestinian protesters
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/29 Irish public services
2017/07/18 Harvesting of kelp in the vicinity of Natura 2020 sites
2016/09/30 EU budget
2016/06/17 Rent certainty
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/07/17 Participation of Palestinian universities in EU funding programmes
2015/06/15 Lead pipes
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/03/31 Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
2015/03/31 Publicly funded health services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/02/27 Public transport
2014/10/27 Veterinary medicine prices
2018/06/13 Right to freedom of movement in the European Union
2018/05/18 EU regulations, island fishing and heritage licensing
2018/04/27 Valentia Island Ferry
2018/02/01 Electric pulse trawl fishing
2018/01/26 Equal Status Acts
2017/12/08 European Voluntary Service
2017/12/06 European Capital of Culture 2023
2017/05/29 Factory fishing vessels
2017/05/04 European Health Insurance Card
2017/04/05 European Schools
2017/01/23 Hazardous waste
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/07/08 Maintenance grants for students
2016/05/30 European Youth Orchestra
2016/05/17 Motor insurance
2016/05/02 European Patent Office
2016/05/02 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
2016/02/12 Passenger boat regulations
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2015/09/23 Use of funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
2015/07/17 Increase in the price of fertilisers
2015/07/17 Organic fertiliser
2015/05/29 EMFF
2015/01/30 European Union jobs
2014/12/18 European Directive as regards information to the general public on medicinal products
2014/12/17 EU Home Affairs policies 2015-2020
2014/09/17 Transport fees at the European Schools in Brussels
2018/03/13 VAT rate on provision of locum GPs
2018/02/01 Provision of special education
2017/06/08 Irish direct provision ruling
2016/10/26 Direct provision
2016/09/30 Parliamentary Questions
2016/07/08 Computer literacy
2016/04/04 Baltic Multiannual Plan
2016/02/02 Special procurement and tendering
2015/11/27 Education
2015/08/31 Lough Derg
2015/06/11 Pulmonary hypertension
2014/11/28 Dignity for asylum seekers living in Direct Provision
2014/11/28 Establishment of a Directorate for Disability Inclusion
2017/07/20 Anti-regional language discrimination
2017/07/14 LAW-TRAIN, Horizon 2020 funding and human rights abuses in Israel
2017/05/31 Language in the EU
2016/12/15 Language rights
2016/11/21 Language rights
2016/10/26 Competition laws
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/07/13 Language discrimination in Spain
2015/05/29 SEUPB and the Irish Language
2015/03/31 Irish language derogation
2018/02/01 Regulation of recreational fisheries
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2017/02/16 Transposition of Directive 2004/38/EC in British Law
2016/11/28 Whale and dolphin sanctuary
2016/07/08 Legal aid for companies
2016/07/08 Letterbox practices
2016/03/15 Basic Payment Scheme - Department of Agriculture
2016/02/12 Maximum sustainable yield (MSY)
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/08/31 Syria
2015/06/30 Clarification and accessibility to scientific data to promote sustainable fisheries practices
2015/05/29 Process for demonstrating a sustainable eel fishery
2015/04/30 Airplay of national music on radio stations
2015/03/12 PEACE IV
2015/02/27 Mountain farming and land eligibility criteria
2014/10/27 Broadband in rural areas
2017/07/18 Delays affecting the LEADER rural development programme
2017/02/16 FLAG programme
2016/09/30 LEADER Programme
2016/06/17 Intellectual property
2016/05/02 LEADER programme
2015/05/05 The LEADER programme and Islands of Ireland.
2015/04/08 Selection committee for the Leader initiative
2014/12/02 Rural development programme and Leader funding
2014/12/02 Rural development programme for 2014-2020
2014/11/28 LEADER programme Ireland
2014/11/28 LEADER
2018/01/11 Performance of the Irish economy
2017/12/14 Irish participation in PESCO
2017/10/25 Wastewater treatment
2017/09/29 Irish PSC
2017/09/29 Irish Cement
2017/03/22 Cannabidiol for the treatment of Dravet Syndrome
2016/12/01 Regularisation of undocumented migrants
2016/09/30 Cooperative and social enterprises
2016/08/31 Investigating Irish multinational tax deals
2016/06/17 Irish small and medium-sized enterprises
2015/05/29 Mental health
2015/04/30 Decision of the Irish Management Authority for Leader
2015/04/30 Mental Health
2015/01/30 Irish neutrality
2014/10/24 Impact on Irish farmers of land being specially designated for hen harriers
2014/08/06 Irish interpreters and translators