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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!

Non-attached Members
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Human Rights Member droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/02 Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union
2015/06/03 What constitutes an acceptable burden for European peoples to bear?
2015/06/03 European cybersecurity - a threat to our freedoms
2015/05/19 The European army: another excuse for a federal EU?
2015/04/16 Should the European Union continue to concern itself with immigration?
2015/03/19 Are European institutions anti-democratic?
2014/11/25 VP/HR - Russia as a strategic partner of the European Union
2016/01/20 Sovereignty of Member States: Poland
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/10 Impact of the instrument of pre-accession aid on the agricultural sectors of the Member States
2015/02/12 VP/HR - Attempt to hide the true human losses caused by the conflict in Ukraine
2015/02/11 VP/HR - Human rights in Ukraine: journalist detained
2015/01/15 EU interference in Ukraine
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/01/20 VP/HR - Protection of Christians in the Middle East
2016/01/20 New measures to combat terrorism
2015/07/03 Definition of 'quality jobs' and common indicators
2015/07/03 Creating quality jobs and Guideline no 7
2015/06/19 Sustaining jobs in rural areas and unfair competition
2015/04/14 VP/HR - Daring to spell things out
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/31 VP/HR - A disturbing truth
2015/03/03 VP/HR - Annual report on foreign policy and the Common Foreign and Security Policy
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2015/10/26 Ultranationalist demonstration in Kyiv
2015/07/14 Gas interconnector between Serbia and Bulgaria
2015/06/25 VP/HR - Was US diplomacy responsible for the closure of the OSCE in Baku?
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/24 Serbia's innocence
2015/10/26 Draft budget linked to the management of the refugee crisis
2015/09/23 The EU up against the migrant crisis
2015/09/23 Migrant crisis and European disinformation
2015/09/23 Migrant crisis at the expense of Europe's peoples
2015/06/03 Should solidarity not begin at home?
2015/01/27 Escalation of violence in the Ukrainian crisis
2014/11/18 VP/HR - Sanctions against Ukrainian criminals
2015/09/23 The funding of migratory flows
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/19 Can the Europe of Brussels survive without the United Kingdom?
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2016/02/02 The Balkans: Islamic State's open door into Europe
2016/02/02 VP/HR - Islamic State's destruction of the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq
2016/01/20 VP/HR - EU weapons sales to Saudi Arabia
2015/05/27 VP/HR - Seizure of Palmyra by Islamic State
2014/10/02 VP/HR - Qatar and Saudi Arabia financing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
2016/06/22 Fulfilment by Turkey of the terms of the agreement on migration of 18 March 2016
2016/01/20 Commission position on Turkey following the failure of the Joint Action Plan
2015/04/09 Strategy for equality between men and women
2015/03/31 VP/HR - Dramatic events in Konstantinovka
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/02/04 Situation in Syria
2014/11/05 Turkeyʼs new presidential palace
2015/09/23 The EU: towards the end of freedom of movement?
2015/07/17 Southern Caspian Sea corridor
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Kiev's non-compliance with the ceasefire
2015/04/29 VP/HR - Suppression of demonstrations in Kiev
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/01/27 VP/HR - EU-Russia dialogue
2015/01/15 Latvian Council Presidency
2014/11/25 VP/HR - Blasphemy law in Pakistan