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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)
Partit Nazzjonalista
Magic Circle
Legal Affairs Member juri
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Human Rights Substitute droi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/25 Falsified medicines
2015/09/17 Falsified Medicines Directive
2016/06/02 Physical activity and diabetes
2016/05/04 Diabetes research
2016/02/29 Water scarcity
2015/12/03 EU labelling requirements and coeliacs
2015/09/17 Connecting Europe Facility
2015/02/11 Delivery of bees by mail
2014/11/27 Frontex Joint Operation Triton
2014/11/27 Scientific research
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/09/30 Commission actions to control the risk of the Ebola virus spreading
2016/02/23 Public health and the treatment of third-country nationals in the EU
2014/09/30 Award procedure for public bus service in Malta
2014/09/30 Public bus service in Malta
2015/11/26 Mercury in Malta's coastal waters and bioaccumulation in fish
2015/07/03 Discriminatory principles for NGO funding
2015/02/13 Possible entry of pest into Malta
2015/02/13 Possible entry of the small hive beetle into Malta
2015/02/13 Possible threat to native bee species
2014/11/27 Partnership agreement with Malta
2014/11/27 Consultation and funding for capital cities through URBACT
2014/10/29 Strategic noise mapping
2014/10/08 Potential illegal use of slurry in agricultural practice in Malta
2014/09/30 EU funding 2014-2020 (Malta)
2016/09/30 Protection for outdoor workers
2016/09/30 Unfair dismissal of cancer patients
2016/09/30 EU Disability Card
2016/05/11 EU action on eating disorders under the EU Youth Strategy
2016/02/29 EU-funded School Fruit Scheme
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/12/03 Human rights lawyers and defenders in China
2015/12/03 Protection of intellectual property rights
2015/12/01 Disability hub
2015/11/25 Use of antibiotics in the agricultural sector
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/02/11 Support to the beekeeping sector
2015/01/29 Accessibility in information and communications technologies and systems
2015/01/29 Accessibility in the audiovisual sector
2014/11/27 Breast cancer
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2014/10/08 Youth Guarantee
2014/09/30 Pension deductions in cases of receipt of second pension
2016/08/31 Accelerating the deployment of 5G networks
2016/08/31 Slime and sludge
2016/02/29 Compliance with EU law
2016/01/27 High nitrate levels in Maltese watercourses - EU Nitrates Directive
2015/11/12 Directive on measures to reduce the cost of deploying high-speed electronic communication networks
2015/02/13 Implementation of measures laid out in Commission Implementing Decision 2014/909/EU
2015/02/03 Innovation Union
2015/01/29 Promotion of mental health services
2016/09/30 New employment relationships
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
2016/05/11 Impact assessment of the text and data mining exception
2016/05/11 Exception for text and data mining in the revision of the EU's copyright framework
2016/02/29 Assessment on the situation of fundamental rights in the Member States
2015/01/29 2008 proposal for an anti-discrimination legal framework in areas outside employment
2014/11/27 Report on the application of the Brussels IIa Regulation
2014/11/27 Proposals for adaptation of Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003
2014/10/22 Power station
2016/08/31 Access to justice for persons with disabilities
2016/05/11 Participative structures in education for young carers
2015/12/03 Vocational education and training
2015/11/25 Suspension the Schengen system
2015/01/29 Access to mainstream education
2014/11/27 Science education
2014/10/08 Education
2016/08/31 Natura 2000 site Miġra l-Ferħa
2015/06/10 Natura 2000 site in Gozo
2015/02/03 Coastal and maritime ecotourism and island connectivity
2015/02/03 Horizon 2020
2014/11/27 Natura 2000 site Ras il-Wardija, island of Gozo (Malta)
2014/11/27 Representation in the ETUCE
2015/11/25 Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD)
2015/07/13 European policy on online gambling
2015/06/10 EU food aid programme for Malta's most deprived
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2014/11/27 European Green Capital Award and small capital cities
2014/11/27 Monitoring of ECOC 2018
2014/10/27 Notification on government property lease in terms of state aid