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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/04 Radical Islam in Europe
2016/08/26 Follow-up question to E-013847/15
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/05/05 Financial support for the Islamophobia Monitoring and Action Network (IMAN)
2015/04/29 Europe 2020: Percentage target for tertiary graduation
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/16 VP/HR - Reuters article on new communication team
2015/02/02 VP/HR - support from Turkey for Al-Qaeda - article dated 17.1.2015
2015/02/02 VP/HR - Turkey suspected of espionage/Spiegel article dated 23 January 2015
2015/01/09 Financial support for the Muslim Association of Ireland Friendly Society (MAI)
2014/12/18 VP/HR - New financial resources for Ukraine: newspaper article dated 15.12.2014
2014/11/26 Ukraine's inability to pay threatening supply of gas to the EU
2017/09/20 Are lions, leopards and giraffes migratory species?
2017/03/30 Turks with dual citizenship
2017/02/06 Terrorist attack in Turkey on New Year's Eve 2016
2016/10/20 Polygamy among refugees and asylum seekers
2016/08/17 Turkey as a sponsor of Islamism
2016/05/31 Rising numbers of asylum seekers from Chechnya
2016/05/26 Forced marriages: drastic increase in the number of child marriages among refugees
2016/03/14 Halal certification
2016/02/29 Sending back unsuccessful asylum seekers
2015/11/17 Increase in cigarette smuggling
2015/10/28 Holding back a progress report on Turkey
2015/10/19 VP/HR - Commemorating the Armenian genocide: the EU's position towards Turkey
2015/10/15 Abuse of dominant market position by IJF
2015/08/31 The future of Uhudler wine in Austria
2015/08/31 Asylum problems in Austria
2015/01/13 Increase in corruption in Turkey
2017/07/19 Follow-up questions on the Commission's answer: Salafist influence in Macedonia (E-003111/2017)
2017/05/03 Salafist influence in Macedonia
2016/11/17 Ban on hunting predators and carnivores in Romania
2015/04/29 Rules relating to package holidays
2017/07/12 Genetically modified honey
2016/12/01 Turkish religious affairs authority, martyrs and fatwas
2016/08/31 PVC softeners
2016/01/29 Misuse of EU funds in Bratislava
2015/06/30 Misuse of EU funds in Bratislava
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/02/16 Purchase of government bonds by the ECB
2015/02/16 'Baby bonus' for Turkish citizens living abroad
2016/03/31 New food scandal in Europe
2016/02/29 Honour killings in Pakistan
2015/11/30 VP/HR - measures against Boko Haram
2015/06/30 EU organic logo and pesticide contamination of food
2015/06/30 Food-imitating products - imitation foodstuffs
2015/04/29 Prison sentences for breaches of antitrust laws
2015/02/16 EU increasingly dependent on food imports
2015/01/19 EU increasingly dependent on food imports
2014/09/02 Subversion of EU institutions by Boko Haram paymasters
2017/07/21 Major Interpellation - Fires in the European Union this summer
2017/07/12 Failure to deport non-nationals convicted of criminal offences
2017/02/06 EU copyright law
2016/07/27 Need for 'truly European regulation' at EU level
2016/05/02 European journalists denied entry into Turkey
2016/05/02 Censorship of the 'Aghet' concert in Dresden
2016/04/27 Ligue de Musulmans de Belgique
2016/04/13 Liability issues in connection with renewal of approval of glyphosate
2016/03/31 Reduction in the safe level of Bisphenol-A
2016/03/31 Regulation on the quality of candles
2016/02/29 Bypassing European Patent law
2016/01/29 European precautionary principle and TTIP
2015/11/11 The European Network on Religion and Belief (ENORB) und Tariq Ramadan
2015/06/30 EU tuna trade
2015/04/29 Pilots' fitness to fly
2015/02/16 Subsidies for intensive livestock farming
2015/02/16 Breach of the roaming regulation by the company Base
2014/11/24 Subsidies for the Belgian solar panel manufacturer Ducatt
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2017/03/30 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome
2016/09/06 EU funding for Palestinian settlement areas in Israel
2016/03/31 Update on Investigation SA.39990 (2014/CP)
2015/12/02 Progress of investigation SA.39990 (2014/CP)
2015/02/16 The new framework conditions for EU funding of agriculture
2015/02/02 New framework conditions for EU aid worry farmers
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2017/03/30 Animals exported from the EU to third countries
2017/03/30 Potential war in the Western Balkans
2016/12/01 Mass transport of animals (mass animal cruelty) in the EU
2016/09/29 Division of the German-Austrian electricity price zone
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/07 Breach of Directive 2009/54/EC by Bulgarian mineral water producers
2015/11/16 Implementation of Directive 2011/70/Euratom
2015/10/22 Breach of Espoo Convention by Ukraine
2015/07/27 Extended liability of Austrian hauliers / intra-Community subsequent deliveries
2015/06/30 Possible alternatives to animal testing
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/02/16 Booking flights: different device, different price
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2015/02/02 Cruelty to animals for the sake of down feathers
2015/01/09 Live castration of pigs
2017/03/30 Gender wage gap
2017/02/28 Spying by Islamic organisations in the EU
2017/02/06 PMSG
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2016/06/22 VP/HR - Discovery of British bombs in Yemeni villages
2016/05/30 VP/HR - British bombs found in villages in Yemen
2015/04/10 Abolishing clock changes
2015/02/16 Bisphenol A, studies and precautions
2014/09/15 Development assistance and political parties in Nigeria
2017/03/30 Freedom of expression on social networks
2017/03/30 Cruise ships in the Mediterranean
2017/03/30 London attack of 22 March 2017
2017/03/16 Threat posed by Islamists in Montenegro
2017/02/06 VP/HR - Possible suppression of freedom of opinion in Kiev
2016/12/01 Situation of Assyrian people in Syria and Iraq
2016/10/25 Hamas's status on the EU terrorist list
2016/10/10 The 'grandparent scam'
2016/06/30 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia removed from 'list of shame'
2016/06/03 Islamists and anti-Semites in Parliament at the invitation of the S&D Group?
2016/06/01 Introduction of courts of arbitration within the EU
2016/02/29 Milk powder as an alternative to the sales crisis in dairy products
2016/01/29 EU anti-trust complaint against McDonald's
2015/09/02 VP/HR - Destabilisation of the Middle East by IS, and attitude of the EU
2015/08/31 Deterioration of the human rights situation in connection with international sports events
2015/06/30 Damage to flora and fauna by the cultivation of palm oil
2015/06/30 The morning-after pill is dispensed without a prescription
2015/05/05 EU aid for victims of the Syria crisis
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/25 Increasing danger posed by resistant microbes
2015/03/25 Threat posed to dairy businesses in mountainous regions
2015/03/16 Gang rapes by immigrants in Central England
2015/02/16 Irradiation of foodstuffs
2015/01/12 Dealing with the influx of illegal immigrants crossing the Mediterranean