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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/16 Alarming incidence of obesity among school pupils and young people
2016/10/31 Digital skills in the EU
2016/02/29 Increase in the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs)
2016/01/22 Digital wallets
2016/01/22 Reducing the school dropout rate
2015/12/22 Increase in the number of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the EU
2015/12/21 Implementation of Erasmus+ initiatives for young people and results obtained
2015/06/11 Advanced digital threats faced by financial service and retail organisations
2015/05/30 First-aid training
2015/03/31 Sports check-ups for young people
2015/03/31 Pre-training check-ups of young athletes
2015/01/29 Fight against excessive use of digital devices by young people
2014/07/24 Youth Employment Initiative
2017/09/26 Measles outbreak in Greece and the Member States
2017/08/28 Economic crisis and healthcare - assessment of health systems in the EU
2017/08/28 Need for immediate action to address shortcomings and improve health and emergency aid services in Greece
2017/06/22 Taxation of sportsmen and women in Greece and the rest of Europe
2016/11/30 Caesarean births in Greece
2016/11/08 Adding specialities to the authorised special education public institute for vocational training in Greece
2016/07/19 Preservation of traditional wooden boats
2016/07/14 Elgin Marbles: Bicentenary of the ratification by the British Parliament of their illegal appropriation
2016/05/31 Trends and information regarding the EU real estate market - Holiday homes
2016/05/31 Supporting and improving services to the elderly
2016/04/28 Prevention and treatment of hepatitis C in Greece
2016/04/28 Public works programmes in Greece
2016/04/25 Funding of jihadists through trafficking in looted antiquities
2016/04/20 Unjustifiably high charges for banking transactions in Greece
2016/02/04 Combatting the illicit trade in tobacco products and cigarettes in the Member States and Greece
2016/01/22 Promotion of Interactive Electronic Applications and Services in Museums
2016/01/13 Support for special needs education and instruction in Greece and the other Member States
2016/01/13 Progress in including cultural material from Greece and the other Member States in Europeana
2015/12/17 Unfair commercial practices and health claims - Nurofen case in Australia
2015/10/22 Increased VAT rates for nursing homes
2015/10/22 Differential VAT rates for private education services in Greece
2015/10/01 High VAT rates and VAT compliance gap in Greece
2015/09/30 Substantial differences between the eurozone countries in lending rates for businesses and households
2015/09/03 Safeguarding EU funding for Greece and the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF)
2015/06/10 Exchange of expertise and best practices in order to improve sports services in the Member States
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Turkish provocation of Greece
2015/02/03 Extreme weather conditions in Greece
2015/02/03 Support for production companies in the audiovisual sector
2015/01/29 Restoration and preservation of listed buildings in Greece
2015/01/29 Demographic problem in Greece
2014/12/16 Floods in Northern Greece
2014/12/12 British Museum sends one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russia
2014/11/26 Illegal trafficking in underage soccer players in the EU Member States
2017/09/26 Strengthening sports federations and participation by national teams in international competitions
2017/06/22 VAT on sports activities
2016/06/30 Recognition of degrees
2016/05/31 Specialised sports schools in the EU
2016/03/31 Safety in marine sports and games
2016/03/31 Safety in marine sports and games
2015/11/30 Safety rules for driverless vehicle trials
2015/06/10 Models for funding sports facilities for professional use
2015/06/10 Investment in sports infrastructure in the EU
2014/09/09 Improvement of sports infrastructures and facilities and promotion of sports sector
2017/08/28 Smooth operation of the tourism industry in the internal market
2017/04/03 Code of conduct for illegal hate speech on the Internet
2017/04/03 Legislative initiative to tackle hate speech on social media
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/06/27 Forest fires in the south-eastern Mediterranean - consequences of climate change on the Mediterranean forests of Greece and Cyprus
2016/06/16 Investments in RES
2016/05/17 Sustainable management and promotion of archaeological sites in the EU
2016/03/31 European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
2016/02/02 Immediate measures to protect European citizens from the Zika virus with a view to the Olympic and Paralympics Games in Brazil
2015/12/17 European Week of Sport - School Sports Day
2015/11/30 U-Multirank - European university rankings
2015/10/22 Cash registers linked up with General Secretariat for Information Systems
2015/06/11 Measures to combat forest fires
2015/06/10 Fire at a recycling plant in Aspropyrgos - impossible to extinguish the fire due to a lack of funding
2015/06/10 Pilot projects to ensure autonomous access to European beaches for persons with disabilities
2015/05/30 Improved sports facilities and programmes in European higher education institutions
2015/04/21 Five-year Programme of Loans and Investments in Greece by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/31 Financial transactions and social media networks
2015/01/29 European Commission/UEFA cooperation agreement
2015/01/29 Evaluation of European Commission websites
2014/09/17 Measures to combat doping
2017/04/03 Food safety and consumer protection measures
2017/04/03 Food safety and consumer protection measures
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/03/31 New food scandal
2016/03/31 New food scandal
2015/11/25 Bitcoin digital currency and consumer protection
2015/09/25 The Volkswagen scandal — software falsifying measurements of pollutants
2015/04/30 Sale of ancient funerary stele by Christie's
2015/04/30 Slimming products and consumer protection
2017/09/26 Rewarding distinguished athletes in the EU
2017/08/28 The FIBA Europe basketball organisation and the basketball Euroleague schedule
2016/11/30 Addressing high air pollution levels in urban environments in Europe
2016/08/31 Circulation and registration taxes on cars in Europe
2016/08/31 Subject: Property taxation in Europe
2016/07/14 Broadcasting rights of sports clubs in Europe
2015/03/31 Swimming lessons in Europe
2014/10/31 Labour rights of professional athletes in Europe
2014/10/31 Labour rights of professional athletes in Europe
2014/10/30 Homelessness in Europe
2017/06/20 Earthquake on Chios and Lesbos
2016/06/30 Recalling of millions of IKEA chests and dressers following reports of children being killed when the furniture toppled over
2015/09/07 Thousands of children left without a nursery place
2015/06/11 Vaccination of children in the EU
2015/05/29 'Game of 72' - juveniles go missing as part of a dangerous online 'game'
2015/04/20 Sports injuries sustained by children and teenagers
2015/04/20 Sports injuries sustained by children and teenagers
2015/02/12 Protecting children from online gambling
2015/02/03 Use of media networks to send out amber alerts to help find missing children
2014/11/26 Protection of consumers, including children, from the marketing of non-approved toys
2014/10/31 Increasing demand for accommodation for children in welfare institutions
2014/10/15 Online auctions of antiquities
2017/09/27 Aid for Samothraki following natural disaster
2017/09/13 Huge environmental disaster in the Saronic Gulf after tanker sinks off Salamis Island
2017/06/22 Protection of Pontic Greek monuments in the Argyroupolis region of Turkey
2016/11/08 Physical education teaching hours
2016/08/31 Increase in cases of malaria and other infectious diseases
2016/08/31 . Conclusion of new agreements between video-hosting platforms and artists
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2016/05/30 Protection of the Greek and Christian monuments of the Pontus (eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey)
2016/04/27 International Basketball Federation
2016/02/29 Social insurance and taxation of farmers
2016/02/03 Shortages of medicines in Greek public hospitals
2015/12/17 Malnutrition of students in Greek schools
2015/12/07 Hacker attack on Greek banks
2015/06/02 The Smart Specialisation Platform Initiative
2015/06/02 Participation by Greek pupils and research bodies in international school sports championships
2015/05/18 Changes to the Greek education system
2015/02/25 The impact of German legislation on international road hauliers
2015/02/03 Protection of historical monuments at risk from natural disasters
2015/02/03 Network of 'smart cities'
2014/09/30 Vocational training and specialisation for juvenile detainees
2014/09/05 Compensation for Greek farmers and possible loss of Russian markets for the foreseeable future following the embargo
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/09/08 Updating of the Dublin Convention
2015/11/25 Use of debit and credit cards in the EU
2015/10/08 Use of debit and credit cards in the EU