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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
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/05/17 Israeli massacre of Palestinian protesters
2017/07/12 Expert Group on the Fight against Illicit Trade in Tobacco
2016/10/31 Botanicals health claims
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Follow-up to Written Question P-014615/2015
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/30 Mental Health
2015/04/30 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) reading rooms
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)
2014/12/01 TTIP negotiation and ratification
2014/12/01 Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and employment
2014/10/30 Local women's groups
2014/08/25 EU funds for Israeli companies involved in illegal actions in Palestine
2017/07/04 VP/HR - The Case of Ibrahim Halawa
2016/12/01 Commission project to provide 'Support to the Modernisation of the Administration of Justice' in Egypt
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/06/30 Clinical trials in Egypt
2016/04/29 VP/HR - Monitoring the trial of Ibrahim Halawa
2016/04/07 Follow-up to Written Answer P-001752/2016
2015/11/11 VP/HR - Monitoring of trials
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/10/30 VP/HR - Ibrahim Halawa
2016/06/30 Protocol 20
2016/06/30 Written question protocol
2016/05/23 Off-label use of medicines
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2014/10/31 Novel foods
2017/09/05 Maximum journey limit for horses
2016/08/01 Ireland's EU budgetary contribution
2016/06/30 Youth Employment Initiative Ireland
2016/03/01 Commission's response to Parliament's strategic initiative report on biodiversity
2016/02/29 Youth Employment Initiative
2016/02/29 Bogus self-employment
2016/02/29 Commission delay on country report on Ireland
2015/09/29 Housing crisis in Ireland
2015/06/10 Youth Employment Initiative and apprentice fees
2015/02/18 Grey dune habitat Ireland
2014/12/17 EU Home Affairs policies 2015-2020
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2016/03/31 Habitual residency follow-up
2016/01/26 Habitual residency
2015/09/30 Breach of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive
2015/08/26 Follow-up question regarding industry involvement in EU-funded shale impact research
2015/05/29 Follow-up question on Horizon 2020 research on the impact of shale gas exploitation and fracking
2015/03/31 Nutrient profiles
2015/02/27 Horizon 2020 research on impact of shale gas exploitation and fracking
2018/05/16 Foie gras labelling
2018/05/16 Alcohol labelling and the Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
2018/03/28 Irish contribution to EU aid
2018/03/28 Irish contributions to EU aid
2018/02/28 Irish Government's intention for Ireland to join PESCO
2017/12/14 Irish participation in PESCO
2017/07/18 Interrail pass and disability access
2017/05/04 Alcohol labelling
2017/04/25 Traffic light labelling / Nutri-score
2017/04/12 Labelling of nanoparticles
2016/08/01 National budget contributions
2015/11/30 Irish neutrality
2015/10/08 Public procurement rules
2015/06/10 VP/HR - Labelling of products from illegal settlements
2015/01/30 Irish neutrality
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/09/02 Endocrine disruptors - criteria and transparency
2016/03/31 Follow-up question on transparency
2016/01/15 Tobacco lobbying vis-à-vis the Commission
2015/11/30 Follow-up question on the Council's lack of transparency
2015/10/01 Transparency of trilogues
2015/10/01 Endocrine disrupting pesticides
2015/08/10 Council - lack of transparency
2015/06/10 Endocrine disruptors
2015/05/27 Lobbying transparency
2014/12/19 Transparency register for lobbying
2018/06/15 Data interoperability
2018/05/16 Rhododendron ponticum infestation in Killarney National Park
2018/03/19 Rights of air passengers
2018/03/19 Equal treatment in assessing motor insurance premiums
2018/02/27 Freedom of expression under threat in Spain
2018/01/25 Fear campaign launched against the Turkish-Cypriot newspaper Afrika
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2017/12/08 European Voluntary Service
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2017/09/07 Egyptian Government: rights organisation website freeze
2017/05/09 Allergen information for non-prepacked food
2017/05/04 European Health Insurance Card
2016/12/19 Istanbul Convention
2016/12/01 Regularisation of undocumented migrants
2016/09/30 Revolving doors
2016/09/30 EFSA and raw data
2016/09/30 Open EFSA
2016/07/08 Integration projects
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
2016/01/29 European Globalisation Fund - mismanagement of funds for Ireland
2015/12/18 Fitness check of the Birds and Habitats Directives
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights violations against the Kurdish people by Turkish forces
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/07/10 European Central Bank and conflict with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2015/06/10 Migrant rights and Qatar
2015/06/10 Fiscal consolidation and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/06/03 EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights
2015/06/03 European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter
2015/06/03 Commission's view on the conflict between price stability and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
2015/05/26 Violation of labour and trade union rights in the European Patent Organisation (EPO)
2015/05/05 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and glyphosate
2015/04/30 Airplay of national music on radio stations
2015/01/08 Clean air and circular economy legislation
2014/12/22 European Roma Institute
2014/09/30 EFSA conflicts of interest
2018/03/12 Traceability arrangements for 'new breeding techniques'
2018/02/28 EU funding for media organisations in Member States
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/09/01 Member State written comments to the Commission regarding glyphosate renewal
2017/07/14 LAW-TRAIN, Horizon 2020 funding and human rights abuses in Israel
2017/06/15 Drone strikes in Yemen
2017/06/15 Qatari NGOs in Yemen and Syria
2016/11/14 Unfair practices of large academic publishers
2016/10/31 Banned pesticide residues
2016/10/31 Neelie Kroes's undeclared directorship
2016/08/01 Review of the General Food Law
2016/04/07 Flexibility provisions in Article 9(4) of the WFD
2016/01/29 Funding for retrofitting of buildings
2015/12/11 EU funding for IBEC
2015/09/08 Right to vote in national elections in another Member State
2015/08/06 Pesticide ban for bee population
2015/07/10 Precedence of TFEU and TEU
2015/06/11 Media pluralism and media ownership in Ireland
2015/06/10 Article 3 TFEU objectives and the ECB
2015/04/30 Energy ratings for buildings
2014/11/07 Land previously used for landfill
2014/10/30 Microgeneration
2018/06/15 Breakdown of payments to members of High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Fake News and Disinformation Spread Online
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/12/15 Definition of final consumer in the Internal Market in Electricity Directive
2017/07/20 Housing policy in Ireland
2017/07/20 Anti-regional language discrimination
2017/05/04 Consumer protection for mortgage holders
2017/05/03 Turkey as a 'safe third country' for refugees
2017/04/26 Online gambling and advertising
2016/12/15 Mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters
2016/10/31 Acrylamide
2016/08/31 Bottled water companies and cost recovery
2016/06/15 Cancellation of conference on future-proof nature policy
2016/04/27 Hate crime
2016/01/29 Horse database
2015/12/11 Old Dock in Galway
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/02/25 Spread of Chalara fraxinea, or ash dieback
2014/11/17 Anti-discrimination directive
2014/10/22 Implementation of the Directive on self-employed workers and assisting spouses
2014/09/30 Killarney National Park: breach of Habitats Directive
2014/09/30 Discrimination at airports for persons with disabilities