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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Bloco de Esquerda
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/13 Cambodia: Kem Sokha, upholding democracy and freedom of the press, EU election observation mission as a pre-requisite for funding
2017/06/20 VP/HR - Follow up to question E-001165/2017 - observation mission for next year's national elections in Cambodia and guarantees for opposition leader
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/02/04 Election results and policy changes
2018/04/26 Situation of teachers on fixed-term contracts in the Autonomous Region of the Azores
2015/03/31 Situation of teachers on fixed-term contracts in the Autonomous Region of the Azores
2015/02/26 Urban waste incineration in the Azores
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/05/16 Thermoelectric biomass power plant and radioactivity in Ukraine
2016/05/12 Almaraz nuclear power plant
2016/03/09 Serious safety failings at the Almaraz nuclear power plant
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
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
2015/09/15 Contamination of the Ribeira da Pantanha stream (Nelas, Portugal) and use of public funds to repair the damage
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/09 Compliance of an Italian circular on 'Islamic terrorism' with EU law and fundamental rights
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/09/04 Stranding of migrants and refugees in Hungary
2015/09/04 Stranding of migrants and refugees in Hungary
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2018/02/22 Retortillo uranium mine
2018/02/22 Commissioner Arias Cañete - collection of pension and salary
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2017/02/24 The correlation between Bisphenol A and diabetes
2016/02/04 Emergency funding - Sahrawi refugee camps
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2018/05/30 Decision by the Portuguese Environment Agency to exempt oil prospections in Aljezur from an environmental impact assessment
2017/03/17 Failure to draw up a cross-border environmental impact assessment for the mining concession in Gudinha, Galicia
2016/10/18 Discrimination against Portuguese students in Luxembourg
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Pregnant ten-year-old girl denied abortion in Paraguay
2015/05/06 Spanish State aid to the banking sector
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2014/11/07 Luxleaks
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/01/18 Trade with Brazil /future free trade agreement with Mercosur and human rights abuses and violence against the indigenous population in Brazil - need for EU to act
2015/10/15 Funding for Israeli military and homeland security companies
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2015/07/08 Quality of life and austerity in Europe
2015/06/02 Addressing energy poverty in Europe
2015/06/01 Demographic changes in Europe
2015/04/30 Tax avoidance by big firms
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2017/06/08 VP/HR - On the matter of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters who served allied forces in Iraq and Afghanistan
2016/12/01 Pollution of the river Tagus
2016/11/23 Pollution in the Ribeira da Boa Água
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2015/01/29 Forcible recovery of unpaid tolls in Portugal
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara