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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!


Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partij van de Arbeid
Netherlands
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Vice-Chair empl
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/12/09 Commission plans to support defendants in Luxemburg Deltour case
2014/11/04 Implications of the judgment given by the Court of Justice in Case C-91/13 concerning the Netherlands' requirement for third-country nationals to hold work permits (part 2)
2014/09/19 Implications of the judgment given by the Court of Justice in Case C-91/13 concerning the Netherlands' requirement for third-country nationals to hold work permits
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/09/05 North Korean workers in the EU
2016/05/25 North Korean workers in the EU
2015/09/30 European enterprises accused of exploiting North Korean workers
2016/07/25 Enforcement of consumer rights in connection with car rentals
2016/04/26 Discrepancy of information on the provisional application of CETA between the Commissioner and the President of the Council
2015/07/09 Rights of employees in the maritime transport industry under TiSA
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Attacks on the LGBTI community in Bangladesh
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/02/25 Compensation for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh
2017/09/25 Safety aspects of transport to the United Kingdom
2015/02/18 Collusion between businesses in relation to public transport concessions in the Netherlands
2014/12/08 Circumvention of European social and safety standards by Norwegian Air International
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2016/04/08 Working conditions at the EU Institutions
2016/01/18 Modern laws to end modern slavery
2015/10/08 Unsafe working practices resulting from non-compliance with European social legislation
2014/11/20 'Flawed Fabrics' report on child labour and bonded labour in the Indian textile industry
2014/11/19 Draft opinion on labour migration
2014/07/09 TIR carnet
2016/02/23 Cyprus route scheme: fictitious arrangements
2015/10/15 Living wage for textile workers in Europe
2017/03/14 Revision SGEI
2016/11/28 Monitoring of the situation of North Koreans working in Poland
2015/12/14 Discussing trade and investment protection related issues at the UNFCC (COP21)
2015/12/02 ExxonMobil's access to confidential TTIP documents
2015/08/06 VP/HR - Situation of political opponents in Rwanda, in particular the case of Victoire Ingabire
2014/07/16 Suspected unacceptable employment practices in transport for IKEA
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2015/03/03 Abuses at the European Patent Office in The Hague
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2015/10/28 Social justice index
2015/06/02 The Commission's social economy unit
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan

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