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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Panhellenic Socialist Movement - Olive Tree
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Security and Defence Substitute sede
Human Rights Substitute droi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Possible funding for the wine sector
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/03/31 Parental care issues in the European Union
2016/01/29 Towards a European Energy Union
2015/10/22 Relations between Turkey and the European Union
2015/03/10 Promotion of the 2020 Digital Agenda
2017/01/13 Efforts to silence the press in Greece
2016/10/31 European Social Fund and Greece
2016/08/31 Link between Crete and mainland Greece
2016/04/27 VP/HR — Escalation of ethnic violence in Burundi
2016/02/29 Resumption of transfers
2015/10/30 Timetable for activation of EaSI guarantee programme in Greece
2015/10/27 Alternatives to VAT on private education in Greece
2015/03/03 Transfer of reserves of the Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid (OPEKEPE).
2016/08/31 Implementation of decisions on the transfer of refugees
2016/08/04 Implementation of EU-Turkey agreement following the failed coup attempt
2016/07/19 Reintroduction of the death penalty in Turkey
2016/07/06 Protection of world cultural heritage sites in Turkey
2016/02/09 Publication of the Progress Report on Turkey
2016/01/27 Implementation of EU-Turkey agreement
2016/06/30 Offshore wind energy
2016/04/29 Disrespect shown to Christian churches in Istanbul
2016/03/30 Tackling energy poverty
2016/02/29 Prospects for the development of renewable energy sources
2015/04/16 VP/HR - Equal treatment of Nazism and communism by Ukrainian parliament
2016/09/30 Measures to tackle the situation on the islands of the eastern Aegean
2016/09/26 Management of non-performing loans
2016/05/26 European funding for measures to tackle the refugee problem
2016/02/25 Unilateral actions in managing the refugee crisis
2016/02/03 10 000 missing refugee children
2015/12/11 Fiscal neutrality and the cost of managing the migration crisis
2015/09/25 Possible breaches of environmental legislation by automobile manufacturers
2016/11/17 Detention of Albanian Foreign Ministry officials carrying propaganda material
2016/10/31 Damage to agriculture in the Prefecture of Arcadia
2016/09/30 Lost profits and reporting on the Commission's investigation of Apple
2016/09/06 Implementation of Dublin III Regulation and return of asylum-seekers
2016/04/29 Change of asylum law in Austria
2015/12/21 VP/HR - Communist Party of Ukraine banned
2015/08/27 Demolition of Saint Athanasios Orthodox Church in the Albanian village of Drymades, situated in the municipality of Himarë
2016/10/31 Human rights violations in Turkey
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/04/27 Circular economy
2015/04/08 Flexible interpretation of Stability and Growth Pact rules
2016/11/04 VP/HR - Arrest of HDP joint leaders and members
2016/10/31 Statements by the Austrian Foreign Minister
2016/10/04 Provocative statements by President Erdoğan and Turkish Foreign Ministry
2016/08/12 Revocation of permission by the Turkish Government concerning the historic Monastery of the Virgin Mary 'Soumela' [Moni Panagias Soumela]
2016/06/30 Protection of consumers in Europe that have been affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal
2015/11/09 Statements by President Juncker on Greek-Turkish joint patrols
2015/03/03 NOTAM filed by Turkey infringing international law and Greek sovereign rights
2015/03/03 VP/HR - NOTAM issued by Turkey in violation of international law and Greek sovereignty
2016/08/31 Recruitment of José Manuel Barroso as non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs investment bank
2016/04/13 Reducing the recognition rate for resettlement from 75% to 65%
2015/02/13 Flooding in Evros
2014/07/11 Destruction of Syrian chemical arsenal
2016/03/31 TTIP negotiations and agricultural production
2016/03/15 Labelling agricultural products
2014/09/16 Impact on Greek agricultural products of the ban imposed by Russia on trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs from the EU