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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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Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/30 Cooperative and social enterprises
2016/08/31 Investigating Irish multinational tax deals
2016/06/17 Long-term residential care
2016/06/17 Irish small and medium-sized enterprises
2015/08/31 Syria
2015/06/22 Disputes regarding shared fish stocks
2015/05/29 SEUPB and the Irish Language
2015/04/30 Decision of the Irish Management Authority for Leader
2015/03/31 Irish language derogation
2015/02/27 Restrictions on the export of eels outside the EU
2015/02/27 Mountain farming and land eligibility criteria
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
2016/09/30 LEADER Programme
2016/06/17 Gearagh woodland in County Cork, Ireland
2016/05/02 LEADER programme
2015/05/05 The LEADER programme and Islands of Ireland.
2015/04/08 Selection committee for the Leader initiative
2015/02/18 Grey dune habitat Ireland
2014/11/28 LEADER programme Ireland
2014/11/28 LEADER
2016/07/08 Letterbox practices
2016/05/02 European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
2016/04/04 Baltic Multiannual Plan
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/02/12 Maximum sustainable yield (MSY)
2015/09/23 Use of funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
2015/09/18 Ireland and tuna fisheries
2015/07/17 Participation of Palestinian universities in EU funding programmes
2015/06/30 Clarification and accessibility to scientific data to promote sustainable fisheries practices
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/29 EMFF
2015/05/29 Process for demonstrating a sustainable eel fishery
2016/12/15 Language rights
2016/12/05 Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations
2016/12/01 Regularisation of undocumented migrants
2016/11/21 Language rights
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/07/13 Language discrimination in Spain
2016/10/26 Direct provision
2016/09/30 Parliamentary Questions
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/07/17 Increase in the price of fertilisers
2014/11/28 Dignity for asylum seekers living in Direct Provision
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector
2017/01/23 Hazardous waste
2016/05/30 European Youth Orchestra
2016/05/02 European Patent Office
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/02/11 Proposed European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG) and Complaints Mechanism in respect of violation of human rights
2016/01/28 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/08/31 Lough Derg
2015/05/08 Tobacco agreements
2015/01/30 European Union jobs
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2014/09/17 Transport fees at the European Schools in Brussels
2016/12/19 Homelessness crisis
2016/11/28 Whale and dolphin sanctuary
2016/10/26 Competition laws
2016/06/17 Intellectual property
2016/03/15 Basic Payment Scheme - Department of Agriculture
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/01/30 Housing crisis in Ireland
2015/01/30 Homelessness
2014/11/28 Establishment of a Directorate for Disability Inclusion
2016/07/08 Computer literacy
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2016/02/12 Passenger boat regulations
2016/02/02 Special procurement and tendering
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/06/11 Pulmonary hypertension
2015/04/30 Airplay of national music on radio stations
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)
2015/03/12 PEACE IV
2014/12/17 EU Home Affairs policies 2015-2020
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/07/17 Organic fertiliser
2015/06/15 Lead pipes
2015/05/29 Mental health
2015/04/30 Mental Health
2016/12/15 SACs
2016/09/30 EU budget
2016/07/08 Maintenance grants for students
2016/07/08 Legal aid for companies
2016/06/17 Rent certainty
2016/05/17 Motor insurance
2015/11/27 Education
2015/11/27 Shannon LNG Terminal
2015/02/27 Public transport
2014/12/18 European Directive as regards information to the general public on medicinal products
2014/12/02 Rural development programme and Leader funding
2014/12/02 Rural development programme for 2014-2020
2014/10/27 Veterinary medicine prices
2014/10/27 Broadband in rural areas