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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: 2017-10-16

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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Movement for Rights and Freedoms
Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2014/10/17 Mobility of the health workforce and sustainable national health services
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
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/28 Co-operation with Member States to assess entrepreneurship education
2015/03/19 Impact of roaming charges and net neutrality provisions on EU consumers
2015/02/03 EU framework for democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights
2015/01/26 Applying the principles of the rule of law in the Member States
2016/12/15 Publication of results of the fitness check on the Natura 2000 directives
2016/04/27 Online sale of medical products
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2016/04/27 Investing in children
2016/04/27 Situation of women and children refugees
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/04/15 French Government bill on intelligence
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2017/03/31 Assessment of the lack of full access of Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Cyprus to the Visa Information System
2017/03/15 Market Surveillance Package
2016/10/21 Integration through sport
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2016/09/30 Reform of the European Union
2016/06/30 VAT simplification for SMEs
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/04/27 SME instrument
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/07/17 Energy poverty
2015/07/03 Strengthening control and regulation on app stores
2015/05/29 Implementation of Article 12 of Directive 2004/83/EC, and Article 1F of the Convention on Refugees, by the Dutch government
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/09 Financial allocations under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/03 Proposal for a regulation laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications and to achieve a Connected Continent (COM(2013)0627)
2015/02/11 Asylum support
2015/01/30 Council discussions on proposal for a horizontal directive on equal treatment
2015/01/14 Information on the effects of introducing energy-saving bulbs
2014/11/28 Effective application of freedom of movement and unjustified barriers in access to the labour market in the EU
2014/10/09 Countering the stigmatisation of Bulgarian workers
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2016/10/18 Migrant trafficking and smuggling
2015/09/30 Agricultural sector in Europe
2016/10/18 Consumer Markets Scoreboard 2016
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/04/27 Broadband strategy
2015/10/26 Unfair commercial practices
2015/10/21 The Kunduz hospital airstrikes and the protection of humanitarian workers
2015/07/03 COSME programme
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/28 Privacy and data protection in view of discussed international agreements
2015/05/28 Privacy and data protection for EU citizens
2015/03/03 Danube Strategy
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/30 Consumer Programme 2014-2020

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