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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Mouvement Réformateur
Magic Circle
Budgets Member budg
Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
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
2017/04/12 Mutual recognition of return decisions
2016/11/15 Return decisions in SIS/Eurodac
2016/08/23 Return decisions and removal measures: to be registered in SIS or Eurodac?
2016/11/07 Asylum as an explicit task of the Commission's portfolio
2016/10/05 Funding for asylum applicant transfers
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/01/13 Slovenian law on the reintroduction of border controls
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2014/07/23 Attacks on civil liberties and the rule of law in Hungary
2015/10/20 Transport of refugees under the relocation agreement
2015/10/13 Consequences of the Court of Justice's ruling that the Safe Harbour agreement is invalid
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/10 The calling into question of the Safe Harbor agreement by a lawyer representing the European Commission
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2016/12/01 Refusals to provide information between Member States
2016/04/05 EU Internet Forum to tackle online extremist propaganda
2016/02/23 Number of ISIS terrorists who have infiltrated Europe
2016/02/09 Number of Member States that consider Turkey a safe third country
2015/04/23 Identification and withdrawal of online extremist material as part of the fight against cybercrime
2016/11/15 Alerts for the purpose of refusing entry or stay
2016/09/19 Overall evaluation report on SIS II and possible proposal for revision
2016/01/11 Overall evaluation of SIS II
2016/01/11 Entry of photographs and fingerprints in SIS II
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/20 Stage reached in implementing the EU action plan against arms trafficking
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/10/20 Accelerated visa liberalisation for Turkish nationals
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/01/21 Communication between the EU and its citizens
2018/05/22 Introduction of digital visas
2017/04/20 Use of CGN
2016/08/23 Presence of terrorist training camps in the Balkans
2016/03/01 Security standards for identity cards
2015/03/05 Cyber security at the Commission and other European institutions, bodies and agencies
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/08/31 Automation of the Data Exchange Process (ADEP) pilot project
2016/07/21 PNR data risk analysis
2016/06/15 Harmonisation and exchange of information concerning removal measures
2015/10/21 Exchange of data among Europol, Frontex and other EU bodies
2015/07/08 Establishing a list of common risk indicators at the external borders
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2015/01/13 Coalition formed in 2011 with a view to ensuring internet safety for children