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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
Partido Socialista Obrero Español
Magic Circle
Terrorism Vice-Chair terr
Human Rights Member droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet
International Trade Substitute inta

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/09/28 Trade negotiations with Malaysia
2016/11/03 Possible suspension of EU funds for Spain
2015/10/01 Construction by prisoners of the fence between Hungary and Serbia
2015/09/21 Temporary suspension of Hungary from the EU
2015/03/18 Coordination of European migration and trade policies in the context of trade negotiations with Southern Mediterranean partners
2014/08/26 Human rights in the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement
2017/03/01 Investigation into infringements of the fundamental rights of workers in Bangladesh
2015/01/27 VP/HR - Situation of North Korean slave workers in third countries
2015/01/27 Situation of North Korean slave workers in third countries
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Actions of Turkey's border guards on its border with Syria
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/21 Compulsorily returning people to Turkey
2016/03/21 Refusal of the right to asylum and guarantees offered by Turkey
2016/03/21 Guarantee that the right to asylum will be upheld in the agreement with Turkey
2015/09/16 The death penalty
2015/03/17 Expulsion of people at the borders of Ceuta and Melilla
2014/10/23 Victims of Thalidomide
2017/09/04 A European Action Plan for the Social Economy
2017/04/11 Report from the European Court of Auditors on the implementation of the EU Youth Guarantee
2016/10/04 Ruling in case C-596/14 on temporary contract severance pay
2016/09/27 Bahamas Leaks revelations concerning former Commissioner Neelie Kroes
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/30 Ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the ban on homosexuals giving blood
2015/04/13 Data and statistics on gender-based violence
2015/02/25 Approval of the RDPs for Galicia, Cantabria, La Rioja, Navarre, the Canary Islands and the Community of Madrid for the 2014-2020 period
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/12/14 Combating energy poverty in the EU
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/06/01 Sports and human rights, including in the context of the Baku European Games
2015/01/22 Human rights situation and media freedoms in Azerbaijan
2014/11/03 VP/HR - threats against 120 human rights defenders in Colombia
2014/08/26 Illegal immigration, development cooperation and human rights at the southern borders of the EU
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2017/03/08 Humanitarian visas
2016/04/05 Attacks on hospitals and schools as violations of international humanitarian law
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2015/06/24 Surrogacy
2015/06/01 VP/HR - Religious minorities and persecution of Christians in Sudan
2015/03/13 Rape within marriage
2014/12/02 VP/HR - Role of women in the field of security and defence
2014/08/26 VP/HR - Humanitarian crisis in Iraq
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/08 Measures to combat the Member States' failure to meet the requirements of the relocation and resettlement schemes
2017/03/08 New measures for an efficient and credible EU return policy
2017/02/02 VP/HR - Recent executions in Bahrain
2016/11/23 Provisional results of the relocation of persons in need of international protection
2015/12/11 Cases of slavery in the fishing sector in Thailand
2015/10/08 Dialogue among Member States on the rule of law
2015/09/30 Failure to comply with the refugee relocation scheme
2015/09/30 Refugee crisis monitoring unit
2015/09/30 Refugee registration centre in Röszke (Hungary)
2015/02/02 Aid to fund the reconstruction of Gaza by the UNRWA
2015/01/27 Common recognition of refugee status in the Member States
2014/12/22 Spain's Public Safety Act and its adaptation to EU law
2017/04/11 Publicity campaign against Spanish wines
2017/03/08 Detention of minors
2016/07/07 Refugees stuck in Greece
2015/10/19 Impact on budget deficit of Spanish Government's purchase of four military drones
2014/07/24 European funding received by the Spanish autonomous communities and cities
2015/04/16 VP/HR - Girls kidnapped by Boko Haram
2014/08/26 VP/HR - BringBackOurGirls - Boko Haram terror in Nigeria
2017/06/26 VP/HR - Nation-state bill in Israeli Knesset
2017/03/03 VP/HR - Act legalising illegal settlements in the West Bank
2016/09/14 VP/HR - United Nations Parliamentary Assembly
2016/06/30 Appeal by the United Nations Secretary-General to the Heads of State and Government of the European Union Member States
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2014/08/26 Prostitution and sexual exploitation to be included in GDP