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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
Labour Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Vice-Chair sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Budgets Substitute budg



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2015/09/04 Data collection on hate crime in Member States
2015/09/04 Mechanisms to encourage reporting incidents of hate crime
2015/06/15 Member States non-compliant with EU directive relating to compensation to crime victims
2015/05/29 Anti-gypsyism - EU statistics on hate crime
2015/05/29 Antisemitism - EU statistics on hate crime
2015/05/29 EU statistics on hate crime
2015/05/29 Islamophobia - EU statistics on hate crime
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2015/05/21 EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation - compliance
2015/05/21 EU Flight Delay Compensation Regulation - successful compensation claims on appeal
2015/04/23 VP/HR - CSDP missions - question of desertion
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Human rights in the United Arab Emirates
2015/07/21 EU improvements to workers' rights
2015/07/21 VP/HR - European Court of Human Rights ruling on Azerbaijani refugees
2015/07/21 European Court of Human Rights ruling on Azerbaijani refugees
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/05/29 Human rights clauses - suspensions
2016/09/19 Hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Kashmir conflict
2016/07/12 Severe labour exploitation
2016/07/12 VP/HR - EU joint framework on countering hybrid threats
2015/06/26 Armed drone programmes
2015/06/18 Hungary's proposal to stop the migration flow
2015/05/21 Compliance with the EU Data Protection Directive
2015/04/23 VP/HR - Children used as soldiers in armed conflicts
2015/03/31 Aviation security over conflict areas
2015/03/31 Aviation security at EU level
2015/02/17 EU diabetes strategy
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/21 Promoting foreign exchanges for young people
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2014/07/08 Swimming pools on holiday properties
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/09/04 European Accessibility Act
2015/09/04 European Accessibility Act - assessments
2015/06/29 VP/HR - Attacks on places of worship in Israel
2015/04/23 VP/HR - Organ harvesting in China
2015/03/31 EU and NATO cooperation on cyber defence
2015/03/31 European Defence Agency's role in cyber defence
2016/07/12 Support for Gaza
2015/06/26 Intelligence sharing to counter terrorism
2015/06/26 Assessment of national anti-radicalisation programmes
2015/06/26 Assessment of national counter-terrorism programmes
2015/06/15 UK leaving the EU - Assessment of the impact on the other Member States
2015/05/21 Assessment of the UK's potential withdrawal
2015/03/30 Addressing Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the EU
2015/03/30 EU framework for national strategies aimed at tackling Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the EU
2015/03/30 Member States' capabilities - cyber-defence
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2015/10/02 VP/HR - Drones
2015/07/21 Licensing of arms
2015/07/21 Overlap between the Arms Trade Treaty and the Common Position
2015/06/18 The Arms Trade Treaty
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/05/21 Negotiations with the UK regarding treaty renegotiation
2015/03/30 Multi-faith dialogue on discrimination against Jews and Muslims
2016/07/12 Cyberbullying
2016/07/12 VP/HR - EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia
2016/05/11 EU Solidarity Fund payments to the UK
2015/06/18 Solidarity clause
2015/06/15 UK compliance with Directive 2004/38/EC on the freedom of movement
2015/05/21 UK benefit of EU membership
2015/05/21 Entrepreneurship and employment amongst BAME communities in the UK
2015/02/18 Yarmouk refugee camp
2015/01/27 Ban on Indian mangoes

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