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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partidul Social Democrat
Magic Circle
Budgetary Control Vice-Chair cont
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/17 Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 on cross-border payments in the Community
2016/02/17 Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 on cross-border payments in the Community
2015/12/16 Funding of ISIL
2015/07/09 Flooding disaster
2016/11/29 Political and social conflict in Ukraine
2016/06/29 Comprehensive economic and financial analysis after Brexit
2016/04/19 VP/HR — Conflict along the Nagorno-Karabakh contact line
2016/03/09 Strategy for tackling chronic and contagious diseases
2016/02/03 Decreasing roaming charges
2015/10/19 The EU's involvement in the Syrian conflict
2016/12/14 Smart cities
2016/11/28 Smart cities
2016/11/25 Migraine
2016/12/14 Labour market integration of high school and college students in their final years
2016/09/28 Early school-leaving
2016/05/30 Corruption in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries
2015/06/24 Free movement of workers
2015/01/08 Early school leaving
2015/09/14 Immigration
2015/07/09 Immigration in the UK
2017/12/07 Blockchains
2016/09/28 Protection of whistleblowers
2016/09/28 Panama Papers
2016/06/29 Employment of persons with disabilities
2016/05/10 Bringing the EU closer to the grassroots
2016/03/30 Eating disorders
2016/03/30 Hazardous chemicals
2016/02/02 Zika virus
2015/10/19 Aid for Ankara bombings
2015/09/17 Multilingualism
2015/06/30 Seismic risks
2017/05/15 WannaCry cyber attack
2016/09/29 Combatting poverty
2016/06/29 Internet safety in the Member States of the European Union
2016/05/02 Food quality improvement
2015/12/21 Cultural heritage in the European Union
2015/10/28 Earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan
2015/10/28 EU-Belarus relations after the October 2015 presidential elections
2015/07/09 Road safety
2015/06/24 Air pollution in the European Union
2017/12/07 Winter preparation in refugee 'hotspots'
2017/07/14 Directive 2014/40/EU and the sale of tobacco: illicit whites
2017/07/14 Directive 2014/40/EU - Role of the Member States and their concerns
2017/07/14 Directive 2014/40/EU - governing body for distribution of tobacco products
2016/12/22 Polio
2016/11/25 Discrimination between pupils from different ethnic groups in schools
2016/09/27 Harmful effects of cadmium
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/30 Standards for creating antimicrobial substances in the EU
2016/05/02 Discrimination against people suffering from obesity
2015/12/21 Research infrastructures in the EU
2015/10/14 Youth unemployment
2016/11/29 Euromaidan anniversary
2016/02/03 Children refugees in Europe
2015/09/21 Refugees - Situation at the Serbian-Hungarian border
2015/09/18 Refugees' rights
2015/02/12 Situation of children with parents abroad
2017/02/16 Inequality of opportunity in the education system (lifelong learning)
2016/12/22 Plastic waste
2016/07/01 Bank loans for the visually impaired
2016/07/01 Rights of the visually impaired in the decision-making process
2016/06/02 Integration of visually-impaired children into mainstream education in the EU