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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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Socialistische Partij
Netherlands
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Budgetary Control Member cont
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Substitute emis
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/08/01 Rights of children in Ukraine
2016/05/04 Scheme to circumvent the rules on driving and rest periods
2016/05/03 REFIT of Regulations 1071/2009 and 1072/2009 (cabotage rules)
2015/02/16 Rights of staff and ethical standards at the European Patent Office
2015/01/22 VP/HR - Abduction and forced conversion of Hindu girls in Pakistan
2014/09/30 Text messages during the European elections: follow-up question
2014/07/24 Text messages during the European elections
2016/11/07 Remuneration of former Commissioners
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2015/10/19 Breaches of the Code of Conduct
2015/07/27 New crockery and cutlery for the EEAS
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2017/01/19 Fresh NOx scandal involving trucks
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2016/05/03 Toll collection devices for trucks
2016/01/28 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/05/08 Problems encountered by stand-builders in Germany
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2015/05/27 Investigation into state aid for football clubs
2015/02/06 Life-saving innovations in the cruise shipbuilding sector
2014/09/30 Action to combat tachograph fraud website
2014/09/30 Action to combat tachograph fraud website
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/12/04 Resolving the escalating situation at Calais
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/09/29 EU membership in GRECO
2015/05/26 OLAF Supervisory Committee's annual report 2014
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2015/03/17 Afghan refugees
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2015/09/28 Invitation from Business Europe to the European Commission to attend a meeting in the Berlaymont Building
2015/07/08 European measures to tackle itinerant criminality
2015/04/21 The unbalanced composition of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction
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
2014/09/23 Implications of judgment by the Court of Justice concerning the free movement of workers
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2015/10/19 Access to finance for the SMEs
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
2016/09/28 Bahamas Leaks
2016/06/08 Air transport agreements and Gulf carriers
2015/11/05 Influence of the banking industry over the ECB's policy
2015/05/08 Tobacco agreements
2015/01/14 Simplification of the application procedure for a Schengen Certificate

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