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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
Partito Democratico
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/11/30 Freedom of movement for same-sex couples and their families
2015/02/10 LGBT-phobic event sponsored by EXPO 2015
2014/11/06 Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2017/01/10 Funding for communication campaigns by human rights NGOs
2016/12/01 Plight of human rights activists in Turkey
2016/09/29 Funding for communication campaigns by human rights NGOs
2015/10/07 Violation of the human rights of refugees in Hungary
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2017/03/30 Support of and visibility in Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Support for and visibility of Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/10/04 VP/HR - Support for Sicilian fishermen awarded the European Citizen's Prize 2017
2017/07/27 Supporting open and transparent copyright management
2016/01/26 Presentation of the European Union on the '' website
2014/12/22 Asbestos in the European Union
2014/12/18 Minimum income in the European Union
2018/02/20 GSP+ and women's rights in Pakistan
2017/03/08 GSP+ concessions and LGBTI rights in Sri Lanka
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2015/02/12 Recognition of the effects of civil status documents throughout the EU
2018/04/23 Clarifications regarding Directive 2006/123/EC and the seaside business sector
2015/12/15 Excise duties on goods for consumption in business-to-consumer transactions (Directive 2008/118/EC)
2017/09/30 Calls for proposals and tenders organised by DG DEVCO
2017/03/28 Protection of LGBTI asylum-seekers
2017/03/28 Protection of LGBTI asylum-seekers
2016/11/08 VP/HR — Protection of LGBTI people in Morocco
2016/05/19 Refusal to grant asylum to 3000 unaccompanied minors
2017/10/03 VP/HR — Detention of homosexuals in Egypt
2017/09/30 VP/HR - Arrests of LGBTI activists in Azerbaijan
2017/08/28 Fincantieri STX-France
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2018/05/03 Situation at the French-Italian border near Bardonecchia
2018/02/28 Security in Mexico and the new Global Agreement
2018/02/28 VP/HR - Italian citizens missing in Mexico
2018/02/08 Europe Direct Information Centres in Italy
2018/01/18 Restriction of freight traffic along the Brenner Pass
2017/11/27 Froneri Italy dispute - redundancies in Parma
2016/02/15 Flexibility margins correlated to emergency immigration situation
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/11/25 Extension of motorway concessions in Italy
2018/02/13 Combating Afrophobia
2017/12/08 Admissibility of promotion programmes for agri-food products
2017/11/21 Ban on LGBTI cultural activities in Turkey
2017/10/16 Prevention of HIV among members of the LGBTI community in Tajikistan
2017/04/12 VP/HR - Persecution of gay men in Chechnya
2016/12/01 VP/HR - Suspension of HIV prevention programmes in Tanzania
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2015/02/02 Confiscation