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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Liberalerna
Sweden
Magic Circle
Petitions Chair peti
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Legal Affairs Substitute juri



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/02/15 Protecting the best interest of the child (across borders) in Europe
2016/02/15 Protecting the best interest of the child (across borders) in Europe
2015/10/15 Virginity checks on girls and women in Europe
2016/09/19 VP/HR - Detention of a Swedish citizen in Ethiopia
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
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
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/06/16 Private copying levies
2015/05/29 Implementation of Article 12 of Directive 2004/83/EC, and Article 1F of the Convention on Refugees, by the Dutch government
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2015/04/15 French Government bill on intelligence
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
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
2015/02/05 Member States' ratification of the 1954 and 1961 UN conventions on the Status of Stateless Persons and Reduction of Statelessness
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2016/10/28 Common EU definition of anti-Semitism
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/08 Fighting radicalisation in Tunisia and the Middle East and North Africa region
2016/01/20 Compatibility of the state of emergency and other exceptional arrangements with the primary and secondary law of the European Union
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/06/24 The impact social media stakeholders have on European citizens and rising anti-Semitism in the wake of increasing radicalisation
2015/05/08 VP/HR - The arrest of human rights activist Narges Mohammadi in Iran
2015/02/03 EU framework for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights
2014/12/01 Revision of the 'Blue Card' Directive
2014/07/23 Attacks on civil liberties and the rule of law in Hungary
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/07/16 Mortgage legislation and risky financial instruments in the EU: the case of Spain
2015/02/27 Unaccompanied minors in the EU
2015/02/02 Declaration of Famagusta
2014/11/17 Summary expulsions and the proposed legalisation of 'hot returns' in Spain
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/02/03 Statements made by Commission Vice-President Timmermans on arriving asylum seekers
2016/01/21 VP/HR - Persecution of Turkish academics by President Erdogan
2015/09/03 Voluntary relocation and resettlement schemes and discrimination on grounds of religion
2015/07/08 Changes to the asylum system in Hungary
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries

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