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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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Independent
Ireland
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Budgetary Control Member cont
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/02/11 State aid Case C31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/02/11 State aid Case C 31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/02/11 State aid Case C 31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/02/11 State aid Case C 31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/02/11 State aid in Case 31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/02/11 State aid Case C 31/2007 concerning Ireland - Commission final decision of 15 October 2014
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2017/01/03 Regulation (EEC, Euratom) No 1182/71 of the Council of 3 June 1971 determining the rules applicable to periods, dates and time limits
2016/10/31 Water charges for commercial companies
2016/10/31 Legal start time and date
2016/09/29 Rules on national reserves
2016/05/12 Legal start day in the EU - Regulation not implemented in Ireland
2015/04/08 International arrest warrants against asylum seekers and refugees
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2016/11/30 World market prices - target
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/07/20 Vehicle Registration Tax in Ireland
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Neutron bombs and depleted uranium
2014/12/02 VP/HR - Meetings with representatives of far-right parties during visits of Vice-President Catherine Ashton to Ukraine since December 2013
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/12/09 Memorandum of Understanding to respect the rule of law and guarantee respect for human rights in Ukraine
2014/12/08 Aarhus Convention
2017/01/03 Capping Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) payments
2017/01/03 Capping Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments
2016/11/30 CAP and CETA, TTIP and Mercosur
2016/10/31 Value of fishing in Irish waters to the EU
2016/09/07 EU-US Privacy Shield
2016/06/08 Value of Irish fishing grounds to the EU since 1973
2016/05/04 TTIP ratification
2016/05/04 CETA ratification
2016/05/04 Inserting paragraphs into the TTIP negotiation documents
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/05/06 Final agreed standards in TTIP
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/14 TTIP negotiations
2015/02/11 State aid - Commission Final Decision C31/07 of 15 October 2014 concerning Ireland
2015/02/11 State aid - Commission Final Decision C31/07 of 15 October 2014 concerning Ireland
2015/02/11 State Aid - Commission Final Decision C31/07 of 15 October 2014 concerning Ireland
2015/02/11 State aid - Commission Final Decision C31/07 of 15 October 2014 concerning Ireland
2015/02/11 Commission decision C31/07 EU of 15 October 2014 on State aid implemented by Ireland
2014/12/11 Status of cannabis use in the EU - moving towards the transversal legalisation of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use
2016/06/07 Plain and chromic catgut
2016/01/28 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/06/15 Tobacco
2015/01/14 Adjuvants in pesticides, and GMOs
2015/01/09 VP/HR - Virginity tests in Indonesia
2016/06/16 Fines
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector
2014/09/04 Price volatility in the beef sector

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