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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: 2017-10-16

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
Democratic Party
Cyprus
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/06 Follow-up to P-012611/2015
2017/08/30 International Day of the Disappeared and the Victims of Enforced Disappearance
2017/04/26 Coordinating NAVTEX release or management at European level
2017/04/18 Release of new illegal NAVTEXT from Turkey
2017/04/12 Follow-up to Written Question P-001412/2017
2017/03/30 New release of NAVTEX TURNHOS N/W 352/17
2017/03/29 Release of a new illegal NAVTEX from Turkey
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/08 Blocking the education of schoolchildren in the village of Rizokarpaso
2015/10/22 Illegal colonization and the International Criminal Court
2015/03/31 Illegal changes to place names
2017/04/27 VP/HR - Turkish attacks in Syria and Iraq
2017/04/24 Danger of inaction in the face of Turkish provocation
2017/04/18 Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons
2016/07/21 VP/HR - Persecution of Christian and other religious minorities in the Middle East
2017/04/11 Solidarity by all possible means
2017/03/02 Upgrading the EU-Turkey Customs Union
2016/10/04 Threats against Şener Elcil after receiving the European Citizen's Prize 2016
2016/06/21 Negotiations on an aviation agreement between the European Union and Turkey
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/02/04 European Union funding of Turkey
2017/07/12 The right of European Cypriot refugees to return to their homeland
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/03/01 Analysis by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regarding the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR)
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/09/02 The right to freedom of expression in the EU
2015/02/03 Flexibility in the Stability and Growth Pact - investment clause
2017/08/31 Letter from Jean-Claude Juncker
2017/05/31 VP/HR - Turkish soldiers and nationals seeking political asylum in Member States
2017/05/04 Child abduction in Cyprus
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/01/14 Unmonitored and unhealthy farm products in Cyprus
2014/12/18 Measures by Member States that indirectly impact on interest rates
2014/12/18 Cyprus Airways
2017/09/27 VP/HR - Destruction of ancient Sur district
2017/06/02 Thorough destruction of the primary school in Livera in the occupied part of Cyprus
2016/05/18 Degradation of the landscape and destruction of the cultural character of the area of Aghios Georgios, in the district of Kyrenia
2014/12/22 Need for protection of social rights
2017/07/20 EU fund irregularities in Turkey
2017/07/12 Road map for Turkey
2017/04/18 Referendum in Turkey
2017/04/04 Continued unlawful behaviour of Turkey in aviation
2017/03/23 Accessibility of archaeological sites to persons with disabilities
2016/11/23 Serious concerns over the dubious actions and motives of foreign hedge funds in Europe
2016/10/14 Situation in Turkey
2016/06/21 Teaching of Kurds in Turkey in their native language
2016/05/18 Third Report on progress by Turkey in fulfilling the requirements of its visa liberalisation roadmap
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/01/07 Murders and colonisation aimed at eradicating the Kurds in southeastern Turkey
2015/12/22 The deteriorating situation in southeastern Turkey and the massacre of the Kurdish population
2017/09/28 Violation of the rights of stranded Greek Cypriots in the occupied areas of Cyprus
2017/07/25 Cemetery desecrated in Turkish-occupied Kyrenia
2017/04/18 Ban of the Epitaph Litany at the Saint George Exorinos Church in occupied Famagusta
2017/03/30 The Turkish-occupied Pentadaktylos mountain range: a unique natural heritage at risk
2016/06/28 Political pressure brought to bear by Turkey on occupied territories
2016/03/02 Illegal works in occupied Morfou
2015/09/08 Illegal construction work on the occupied beach of Aghios Amvrosios/ Province of Kyrenia
2017/07/20 Turkish harassment in Cypriot EEZ
2017/03/30 Arbitrary errors in the EU-funded ORECCA project
2017/03/27 Arbitrary interference of Turkey within the Cypriot EEZ
2016/12/07 The EU's Regional Competitiveness Index and island regions
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2017/03/22 More detentions against HDP members and executives before Newroz celebrations
2016/10/27 Appointment of a permanent imam in Hagia Sophia
2016/10/18 Restructuring aid for Air Malta
2015/11/24 Organisation of working time for permanent members of the Cypriot army

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