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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
Partidul Social Democrat
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Vice-Chair agri
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/27 Protection of wildlife areas
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/11/15 Rural mobility
2016/11/03 Youth unemployment
2016/05/31 Women in rural areas
2016/05/17 Women entrepreneurs in rural communities
2016/03/09 Access to the labour market for women from rural areas
2016/02/23 Kindergartens in rural areas
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/12/15 Need for a social dimension to the development of the circular economy
2015/10/23 School dropout - children and young people in rural areas
2015/06/18 Improved social inclusion through music
2015/05/26 The protection of disabled children and teenagers in the rural environment
2015/05/13 Extending the eligibility period for rural development programme spending for the period 2007-2013
2015/03/09 Development of entrepreneurial skills
2015/01/15 Housing in border areas
2014/12/17 Used car market
2014/09/26 Rural policy
2017/09/15 Gender equality - women and girls with disabilities
2016/11/30 Gender equality in the labour market
2016/11/17 Gender segregation in employment
2016/10/21 Precarious work - research - gender equality
2016/04/28 Gender equality/ageing
2016/02/29 Combating poverty - gender equality
2016/02/11 Gender pay gap - workers' representation at board level in Europe
2016/01/11 Work-life balance and gender equality
2015/11/16 Gender equality - Workers' representation on companies' boards
2015/10/12 Gender equality directives
2015/09/14 Promoting gender equality through education
2015/04/24 Gender discrimination on the labour market
2017/08/31 Working conditions and precarious employment
2017/05/17 Modern-day slavery on the EU territory
2017/03/03 Biosecurity
2017/02/10 Depollution of inland waters
2017/02/06 'Smart Villages' project
2017/01/17 Electric vehicle charging stations
2016/10/12 Entrepreneurship poles for students in university centres
2016/09/02 Agricultural research
2016/06/02 Entrepreneurship 50+
2016/04/22 Organic plastic products
2016/04/11 Senior entrepreneurship
2016/01/04 Sale of medicinal products on the internet
2015/09/24 Agricultural ecomuseums
2015/08/31 Internet service providers
2015/07/21 Research
2015/06/02 SMEs and eco-innovation
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2014/12/10 Research on aerosols and climate change
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2017/09/29 Installing defibrillators in public places
2017/07/27 Facilities for the disabled.
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/05/02 Guide dogs for the hearing impaired
2017/04/25 On-line services
2016/09/27 Driving licence for disabled people
2016/06/30 Product lifespan
2016/02/03 Child poverty
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2015/08/31 Disputes arising from road accidents
2015/08/31 Public transport
2015/07/22 Pension arrangements
2015/07/08 Sport for All
2015/06/15 Respect of intellectual property rights
2015/04/30 Exchanges of experience with businesswomen from the Euromed countries
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/02/12 Maritime port services
2015/01/09 People in poverty
2014/11/07 Tourist transport services
2014/09/15 Road hauliers
2017/09/13 Education and employment of Roma women
2017/08/31 Single parents
2017/08/31 Fire Interventions at European level
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/05/05 Women's empowerment
2017/03/31 Production opportunities - new energies
2017/03/16 Conditions for women in prisons in the European Union
2017/02/15 Implementation of the provisions of the Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 regarding support schemes for redistributive payment and coupled support
2017/01/13 Measures to assist women in the various sectors
2016/12/14 Culture and Creative Industries
2016/10/27 Home schooling
2016/07/11 Women and girls with disabilities
2016/06/30 Sugar quotas
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/03/04 Occupational diseases in agriculture
2015/12/11 COP 21 Paris
2015/11/03 Gender discrimination - Roma women
2015/10/28 Simplification measures for financial instruments
2015/06/29 Sugar production
2015/06/05 Parents' migration
2015/03/16 Long-term unemployment
2015/02/25 Women in agriculture
2015/02/23 Women - domestic and family chores
2015/02/09 Vocational training - agriculture and forestry
2015/01/26 Migration of women
2015/01/19 Science careers for women
2014/12/08 Pensions - older women
2014/11/21 SMEs in agriculture
2014/10/31 Programmes for persons with disabilities
2014/10/13 Operational programmes
2014/07/14 Support for SMEs
2017/09/04 Beekeeping
2017/03/10 Irrigation water
2017/02/15 Crisis in the agri-food sector
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/11/24 River dredging
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/08/01 Bringing generations together
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2014/10/17 Fruit and vegetable sector
2014/09/08 Fruit and vegetable embargo
2017/08/31 Local and regional trade
2017/06/14 Clean energy and trains
2017/06/02 Vulnerable adults
2017/03/21 Clearing the Danube of sunken ships
2017/01/30 Prize for energy projects
2016/12/21 Cultural cooperation projects
2016/09/27 Cross-border teleworking centres
2016/09/02 Craftsmen working on energy efficiency projects
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
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
2016/06/01 Energy labelling
2016/01/22 Crossborder cooperation between small localities
2016/01/15 Diminished groundwater reserves
2015/07/06 Cross-border cooperation projects
2015/04/14 Small-scale anaerobic digestion projects
2015/03/31 Energy projects
2015/03/20 Joint projects implemented by small localities
2015/01/22 Cooperation in the field of cybercrime
2014/09/19 Cooperation between local authorities
2014/07/02 Local produce for consumers
2017/06/14 Alternative fuels
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/10/26 Brownfield sites
2016/10/06 Infertility
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2016/04/14 Monitoring of biogas generation
2015/10/19 Protecting swallow colonies
2015/10/05 Young drivers
2015/09/21 Protecting rare plants
2015/04/17 Young beekeepers
2014/12/02 Small farmers and the CAP
2014/10/23 Cuts to the CAP budget
2014/10/06 Young farmers
2017/09/29 Quarries
2017/04/21 The role of women in preventing and countering extremist violence, radicalisation and terrorism in the European Union
2017/03/30 Existing legislation on protection and prevention measures with regard to domestic violence
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
2015/12/07 Domestic violence
2015/11/30 Violence against women and homelessness
2015/11/23 Violence against women
2015/09/08 Recycling of medicines