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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
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
2017/08/24 Exchanges of data with Europol in connection with the G20 summit
2017/06/21 Workshop at Europol on dealing with encryption
2016/10/17 IT tools enabling Europol to find and track Internet users
2016/05/31 Facial recognition software in EU data bases
2016/05/10 Search by the Europol law enforcement agency for cross-checks in the SIS II, VIS and EURODAC databases
2016/03/07 New computer search and data mining tools for the Europol Internet Referral Unit
2015/10/19 Data mining by Europol
2015/10/19 Europol's Internet Referral Unit - involvement in research projects
2015/06/04 Internet Analysis Coordination Teams at Europol
2015/05/13 Europol 'mobile office' at the opening of the ECB
2014/10/15 Tests with drones in the projects 'Closeye', 'DeSIRE' and 'Aeroceptor'
2017/01/17 Incorporating Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria into the Eurosur surveillance network
2015/11/23 Refusal by Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt to take part in the Seahorse Mediterranean network
2015/07/03 VP/HR - Use of drones for surveillance of unwanted migration in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
2015/07/03 Participation by Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt in Seahorse Mediterraneo
2015/06/16 EUBAM - Libya
2014/10/15 Use of large drones in the SUNNY project to detect undesirable migration
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2015/04/22 Germany's account surplus
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and the forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2017/08/29 Revision of the Ceramics Directive
2017/08/25 Facial recognition project in Berlin Südkreuz station
2017/08/24 A European 'troublemakers' database
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/03/10 Support from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the fight against terrorism
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2017/01/13 Slovenian law on the reintroduction of border controls
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/09/05 ERDF - Police training
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Case of Kamal Foroughi
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/10/19 How Eurostat calculates rates of recognition of refugee status in asylum application cases
2015/10/07 ECJ ruling in case C-362/14 of 6 October 2015
2015/05/12 Opinion of the Council on the ECJ opinion on the agreement with Canada on the transfer of passenger records
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2014/12/22 Integrated Border Management System IBMS
2014/12/22 Award of contracts for IT policing systems to external suppliers
2014/12/01 Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM)
2017/05/23 Academic Europol network for the removal of internet content
2017/03/16 EU Internet Forum and content removal
2016/03/16 Internet Service Providers Forum on removing internet content
2016/02/24 Nuclear safety of Belgian nuclear power plants Tihange 2 and Doel 3
2015/04/23 Forum with the Internet service providers community
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2017/03/07 Research into the FLYSEC Surveillance Platform
2017/03/03 Job cuts at Bombardier Transportation GmbH
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2017/02/03 Breaches of current freedom of movement rights of EU citizens residing in the UK and the use of six-month expulsions
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/10/17 Europol cooperation with domestic intelligence agencies in the Hague-based 'operational platform'
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/10/14 Cuts in 2017 funding for media-freedom initiatives
2016/09/28 FRONTEX - cooperation with non EU/ Schengen countries
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/07/03 VP/HR - NATO cooperation with the EUNAVFOR MED Mission
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/11/17 Summary expulsions and the proposed legalisation of 'hot returns' in Spain
2014/09/30 Whereabouts of the 501 Tunisian migrants who disappeared or were subject to enforced disappearance between 2011 and 2013
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/06/25 Carbon bubble
2017/03/22 Access to and transmission of electronic evidence
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/02/19 Politically motivated use of Interpol Red Notices
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2014/10/17 EU entry/exit system - smart borders