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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
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Culture and Education Substitute cult
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Substitute tax3

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/06/06 Statement on border police practices that violate human rights in the EU Member States of Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia
2018/03/26 Police brutality against Roma
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/11/24 Measures to support Member States with long-term and youth unemployment rates above the Eurozone average
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)
2017/06/13 Maritime rescue programme and monitoring the use in non-EU countries of funds made available to reduce migration
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2017/09/06 VP/HR - Situation of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Myanmar
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
2016/04/21 The situation of refugees in the Idomeni camp on the Greek/FYROM border
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2018/01/09 Opinion on the humanitarian crisis at the Moria refugee camp
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
2014/09/16 TTIP agreement
2015/03/31 Copyright reform
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2017/11/30 Bulgaria's EU Presidency
2016/03/18 Lifelong learning
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
2016/05/10 Anonymous objections to patent protection
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