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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: 2017-10-16

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!




Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/28 New facts justifying the exclusion of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) from the EU Transparency Register
2017/09/07 Undermining financial fair play and infringing on fair competition
2017/01/11 Inclusion of the 'Sovereignty and Justice Independence Organisation' on the EU transparency register
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/18 The EU Transparency Register and the ANC - Article 4(2) TEU breached by the ANC's objectives
2016/10/04 Commission safeguards against leaks of its official decisions to the media
2016/01/12 Third-party ownership/third-party investment (TPO/TPI)
2015/07/21 Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/08/20 Article on the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner's blog
2015/06/29 Restrictions on imports of textiles and footwear into Mexico
2015/02/11 Negotiations between the EU and Japan on a Free Trade Agreement: non-tariff barriers to trade
2014/10/03 Negotiations between the EU and Japan on the Free Trade Agreement
2014/09/26 EU-Mexico free trade agreement
2015/08/03 Guaranteed free movement of goods in the EU (III)
2014/11/10 Guarantees concerning the free movement of goods in France
2014/09/05 Guaranteed free movement of goods in the EU (II)
2014/07/11 Guaranteed free movement of goods in the EU
2017/08/30 Deloitte report
2016/02/24 Illegal online content
2015/11/05 Study on food products imported into Europe
2015/11/05 Report on food products imported into Europe
2015/11/05 Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2016/07/15 Protecting people targeted by homophobic atacks
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2014/12/09 Commission plans in relation to intellectual property (part II)
2014/12/09 Commission plans in relation to intellectual property (part I)
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2017/08/28 The FIBA Europe basketball organisation and the basketball Euroleague schedule
2017/07/14 French farmers dump Spanish fruit in front of the Spanish Consulate-General in Perpignan
2017/02/08 Infringement of rights on the protection of personal data
2016/12/15 Promoting trans-European tourist routes via cooperation between regions
2016/07/05 Sanctions against Spanish football clubs
2016/04/27 Internet pop-up blockers
2016/04/27 International Basketball Federation
2016/04/14 Selling-on via the internet of tickets to cultural events
2016/02/24 Safer Internet Day
2015/10/21 European Ombudsman
2015/07/17 OECD export credits for coal-fired power plants
2015/07/16 Action to guarantee the protection of minors in the audiovisual environment
2014/12/04 Sanctions imposed by international sports federations in respect of non-authorised sporting events
2014/07/17 Future sports policies of the Commission
2017/07/14 Spread of Xylella fastidiosa in Spain
2016/12/14 EU funding of the organisation MEP Ranking
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/10/26 Checks on lemon imports from Turkey
2016/05/26 Funding for the EUYO
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/01/29 Funding for refugee support projects
2014/11/19 Political representation of the EU in Panama
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2014/07/17 The Philippines: IUU Regulation and GSP+
2017/02/06 Situation with China and amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on anti-dumping measures
2016/11/16 Anti-dumping measures on biodiesel from Argentina
2016/04/28 Catalan Consumer Code
2016/03/10 MES for China
2015/10/14 Generalitat of Catalonia's cinema law
2015/07/16 Tax on polluting emissions from commercial aviation in Catalonia
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/04/20 Catalan law on cinema in Catalan
2015/03/04 Conflict minerals
2015/01/13 Appointment of a Representative of the Catalan Regional Government to the European Union
2014/10/09 Non-payment of pharmacies by the Catalan autonomous government
2015/10/19 Plan to address the apple snail infestation in the Ebro Delta
2015/09/21 Apple snails
2015/09/21 Apple snails

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