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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Culture and Education Substitute cult

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/03 CETA - Canada's proposal to do away with the arbitration tribunals
2016/06/21 Voting on CETA
2016/03/04 CETA
2015/02/16 'Provisional application' of the CETA
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/04/21 The situation of refugees in the Idomeni camp on the Greek/FYROM border
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/06/13 Maritime rescue programme and monitoring the use in non-EU countries of funds made available to reduce migration
2017/06/09 The EU Youth Guarantee Programme
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/05/10 Anonymous objections to patent protection
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/06/13 Situation of refugees since the EU-Turkey agreement: shedding light on murders of Syrian refugees and monitoring returnees in Turkey
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2016/03/18 Lifelong learning
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
2015/06/29 Impact of CETA, TTIP and TiSA on freedom of action of local authorities (Articles 101 to 109 TFEU)
2015/02/16 CETA and TTIP and services of public interest
2014/09/16 TTIP agreement
2017/07/13 Position on EU cooperation with Libya, the Libyan Coastguard and NGOs
2017/07/13 Position regarding EU cooperation with Libya/the Libyan Coastguard
2017/07/13 Position on the EU's cooperation with Libya/the Libyan coastguard
2017/07/13 Position on the EU's cooperation with Libya/the Libyan coastguard
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2015/03/31 Copyright reform
2017/03/20 Flat tax for high-net-worth individuals in Italy
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2016/04/21 Fulfillment by Amazon