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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: 2018-07-05

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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Socialistische Partij
Netherlands
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Petitions Substitute peti
Human Rights Substitute droi



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/12/11 Supplementary questions on working conditions in granite quarries in India
2017/08/30 Research report by Landelijke India Werkgroep (National India Working Group) and Stichting Stop Kinderarbeid (Stop Child Labour Foundation) on conditions in Indian granite quarries
2017/01/18 Slavery in Indian factories
2018/05/23 Provisions on data flows in the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
2017/12/11 Impact Study EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
2017/09/21 EU-Myanmar investment protection agreement
2017/07/19 Tariff-free trade in bluefin tuna under the JEFTA
2017/07/07 The Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement
2017/03/31 Roadmap for EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
2016/12/02 Elimination of non-tariff measures
2016/01/21 CETA mixed agreement
2015/11/06 Lobbying of Cañete and Šefčovič
2015/10/15 Impact of the Trade For All plan on transparency in TiSA
2015/09/09 Transparency in free trade agreement negotiations
2015/02/27 'Hormone-free' meat from Canada, and the issue of whether it is genuinely free from hormones
2017/10/09 CETA and meat imports
2016/10/17 Consequences of ruling by German Constitutional Court
2015/06/25 VP/HR - EEAS policy development on Palestine/Israel
2015/04/17 Possible consequences of TTIP on the boycotting of Israel
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/01/07 VP/HR - Renewed tensions between Israel and Palestine
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/07/24 Relations with Israel
2018/04/12 Human rights violations in Vietnam and the EU-Vietnam trade agreement
2017/09/07 Binding UN treaty on business and human rights
2016/11/18 China and the steel industry
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2014/10/31 Human rights violations by Israel
2017/12/04 Labour rights situation in Pakistan and review of GSP+
2016/11/07 Political situation in Turkey
2015/09/16 Gigatonne gap in EU pledge for COP21
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2017/11/21 Stakeholder consultation on a Multilateral Investment Court (MIC)
2016/09/02 Abuses in ISDS cases
2015/12/14 Discussing trade and investment protection related issues at the UNFCC (COP21)
2015/09/25 Claim by Gabriel Resources against Romania under ISDS
2015/09/16 Legality of ISDS
2014/10/20 Statements by Juncker about ISDS
2016/02/11 The TiSA negotiations in the wake of the relevant European Parliament resolution
2015/12/01 TTIP negotiations and big business
2015/10/28 Leaked papers on environmental safeguards under the TTIP
2015/08/26 Transparency of the TTIP negotiations
2015/07/03 Influence of the fast track procedure on the transparency of the TTIP negotiations
2015/02/03 Complaint about maladministration in access to documents on TTIP
2016/11/18 Endocrine disrupters
2015/11/27 Endocrine disrupters in TTIP
2018/01/23 Report by four NGOs on 50 years of ISDS
2016/09/29 Tufts University report
2016/01/05 Irresponsible use of animal testing in connection with Botox
2015/01/08 Transfer of responsibility for medical technologies to DG ENTR
2018/05/29 EU trade with Israeli settlements
2018/02/01 COHOM's decision-making process
2018/01/30 Excess nitrogen deposition from Lelystad Airport
2016/02/17 Tax avoidance through trade agreements
2015/06/05 Unnecessary delay in making pesticides safer because of TTIP
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/02/11 CETA/TTIP: clause concerning provisional application
2014/10/31 Israeli plans for construction in East Jerusalem

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