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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
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Petitions Member peti
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/07/18 State aid and RDI
2016/02/29 Arbitration limits applied by Spanish electricity companies to sidestep the Consumer Arbitration System
2015/09/25 Falsification of diesel engine emissions test results by Volkswagen
2015/09/10 Balanced composition of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction
2015/06/30 Impact of the opening of a State aid preliminary examination procedure into the renewable energy remuneration system in Spain (SA.40348.2014/N)
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/02/03 Privatisation of AENA and European state aid
2015/02/02 Creation of a European sub-network of whale and dolphin 'sanctuaries' - Representative example of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura
2016/03/09 Health tourism
2014/11/03 Health systems under threat as vital drugs are too expensive
2014/09/08 Reduction in the cost of new drugs for treating Hepatitis C
2014/09/08 Reducing the cost of new drugs for the treatment of hepatitis C
2016/04/07 Rare diseases
2016/03/11 Rare diseases
2016/03/09 Rare diseases
2015/01/09 Ex officio investigation into Gilead's exploitation of its dominant position
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2016/05/12 Harmonised regulation on energy research
2016/03/09 Energy poverty
2015/10/09 Mismatch between the Spanish Government's forecasts on installing new renewable energy capacity and the 20 % target for 2020
2015/03/27 Self-consumed energy on islands
2015/02/05 Provisions on neutrality of the Spanish energy distribution network
2016/10/13 Horizon 2020 and gender mainstreaming
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2016/06/15 Funding for universities under Horizon 2020 instruments
2016/05/03 Synergies for research and innovation between Horizon 2020, cohesion policy and other EU funding programmes
2016/02/04 Bullying
2016/07/14 Paediatric transplants
2016/06/15 Proportion of applied/conceptual research projects in European R&D&I programmes
2016/05/12 Horizon 2020 action to link university research with the end of the R&D&I chain
2016/05/12 Indirect costs of Horizon 2020 research
2016/05/02 Regulation applicable to transporting pack dogs
2014/12/11 Direct costs of large research infrastructures: ex ante assessment
2014/11/21 Awarding bonuses to personnel involved in carrying out transnational projects
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2016/03/09 Adverse effects of hospitalisation
2016/02/29 Thalidomide
2015/11/12 Thalidomide victims in Spain
2015/09/15 Health care provision for illegal immigrants in Spain
2015/04/30 Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)
2015/03/31 Compliance with Community legislation on designating distribution network operators in Spain
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2014/10/08 Ebola virus infection in Spain
2016/05/12 Proof that red and processed meat can cause cancer
2016/04/28 Reports on the glyphosate industry
2016/01/25 ECI (2015)000006 'Mum, Dad and Kids'
2015/11/12 Cancer risks inherent in consuming red and processed meat
2015/10/09 Window of opportunity to accelerate the switch to electric transport
2016/04/15 Authorisation, fishing and sale of the red swamp crayfish
2015/12/09 Opencast uranium mining authorised in Retortillo (Salamanca)
2015/12/03 Authorisation for an open-cast uranium mine (Retortillo, Salamanca)
2015/10/08 Application of Directive 2011/24/EU on cross-border healthcare by the Member States
2015/06/03 Compensating Member States for the mobility of medical professionals
2015/02/26 Male violence against women in football
2015/01/09 Regulation of the price of innovative medicines and coordination initiatives between the Member States to guarantee the acquisition of such medicines
2015/01/09 New Directive on transparency and the pricing of medicines
2014/12/22 Compensation for the closure of the Castor project
2016/04/15 Eradicating hepatitis C in Europe
2016/04/07 Eradicating hepatitis C in Europe
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/12/22 Financial cuts to culture in Europe