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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partido Popular
Portugal
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/25 Turkish ultimatum to the EU
2015/10/30 Food packaged in cardboard
2015/03/31 Xylella fastidiosa - outbreak affecting economically important plants II
2015/03/31 Xylella fastidiosa - outbreak affecting economically important plants I
2014/11/12 Legionella outbreak in Portugal
2016/11/30 Brexit and European aviation
2016/06/30 Brexit: Scotland and Northern Ireland
2016/06/30 Brexit: Scotland and Northern Ireland
2016/06/30 Brexit: impact on the CAP
2016/06/27 Brexit and EU institution officials
2016/03/08 Reversal of transport concessions
2016/04/20 Banif Bank (IX)
2016/04/06 Banif Bank (IV)
2016/01/29 Banif bank
2016/01/29 Banif bank
2016/01/29 Banif bank
2014/07/24 Anti-cholesterol drug increases the risk of death
2017/01/12 Almaraz nuclear power plant
2016/12/01 Cooperation between judicial authorities on access to encrypted communications
2016/11/30 Cooperation between judicial authorities on access to encrypted communications
2016/04/20 Funding applications under the BENEF 13 framework contract
2016/10/31 Amendments to the 2020 rural development programme
2016/08/31 Legal protection for whistleblowers acting in the public interest
2016/04/13 Endocrine disruptors
2016/04/06 New audit scheme for public-interest entities
2015/01/30 Rural development programme 2020
2016/11/03 Endangered gorillas
2016/07/14 Legal force of the UK referendum
2015/09/30 Aid packages for the fruit and vegetable and beef and veal sectors
2015/09/30 Aid packages for the milk sector
2015/05/07 Tourist tax and foreign citizens
2015/01/30 Work Programme 2015 - A New Start: distribution of fruit and milk in schools
2015/01/30 Work Programme 2015 - A New Start: organic farming
2014/09/02 Bacterial canker of kiwifruit (Psa)
2014/07/24 Milk quotas post 2015
2014/07/24 Auditing of EAGGF-funded projects - municipality of Vinhais
2016/10/31 Noxious discharges into Sever do Vouga
2016/08/31 Hepatitis B vaccine in nasal spray
2016/07/14 Migrant-smuggling networks
2016/07/04 UNICEF annual report
2016/01/29 Noxious discharges in the river Ferreira
2016/01/20 Commerzbank report
2015/02/04 New sanctions against Russia
2014/11/12 Relations between Russia and NATO
2014/09/02 Chestnut gall wasp
2014/07/24 Strengthening of Russia's military capabilities
2016/12/12 Piracy and counterfeiting in the European Union
2016/11/30 Mutual recognition of the freezing and seizing of assets of criminal origin
2016/11/03 Secret agreement between the French Government and the EU
2016/10/31 Portugal's Budget
2016/10/31 Financial corrections imposed on Portugal I
2016/10/31 Financial adjustments imposed on Portugal II
2016/08/31 Use of antibiotics as growth promoters in poultry
2016/08/31 EU-USA Trade Agreement
2016/07/14 Brussels demands further budget guarantees from Portugal
2016/06/02 OECD scales down economic growth forecasts for Portugal
2016/05/26 EU-Turkey Agreement I
2015/12/16 Package of legislation on the acquisition of firearms
2015/10/20 Research into a cure for cancer
2015/10/20 Negotiations between the EU and Turkey in the context of the refugee crisis
2015/09/30 Refugee crisis - permanent relocation mechanism
2015/09/30 Refugee crisis - common European list of safe countries of origin
2015/06/05 European Agenda on Migration - quota system
2015/06/03 Posting of workers to other Member States
2015/06/02 Employment contracts at Ryanair
2015/03/31 Air safety in the European Union
2015/03/31 Serbian membership of the European Union
2014/11/12 New haemorrhagic virus decimating wild rabbits in Portugal
2014/11/12 Rice blast disease
2014/11/12 Checks on rice imported from EBA countries
2014/10/09 Espaço T - Association for the support of social and community integration
2014/09/05 VP/HR - Self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk
2014/09/02 Private copying law: compensation system
2016/03/29 The fight against terrorism II
2016/03/29 Fight against terrorism I
2015/11/18 VP/HR - The fight against terrorism
2016/08/31 Situation in Venezuela
2015/03/31 'Olha-Te' project
2015/01/30 Russian embargo - compensatory measures for farmers II
2014/10/06 Russian embargo - compensatory measures for farmers
2014/09/05 Ebola - possible sixfold increase in cases of infection
2014/07/24 Malaysian aeroplane shot down by missile-fire over Ukraine

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