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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!

Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
Transport and Tourism Member tran
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
International Trade Substitute inta
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Substitute pest

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/04/27 Immigration and linguistic proficiency
2015/04/08 Immigration and linguistic proficiency
2014/11/28 Lawful and unlawful secession and independence referendums
2018/02/22 Safeguarding the precautionary principle in the EU-Mercosur trade agreement
2016/09/30 Transporting live animals and putting an end to animal suffering
2016/09/30 European army
2016/06/29 TTIP and SMEs
2015/12/15 Animal welfare - conditions in European abattoirs
2015/11/11 Half-hearted plan for dealing with 'refugees'
2015/10/02 Higher debts in the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/07/03 Accommodation of asylum-seekers
2015/06/29 Asylum and Dublin III
2015/05/28 Relations with the Luhansk People's Republic
2015/04/28 TTIP Regulatory Cooperation Body
2015/02/27 Gold standard for the euro
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Girl died after female genital mutilation in Egypt
2014/11/10 Association Agreement with the Republic of Moldova
2014/10/27 Asylum in consulates
2016/06/29 Surrogate motherhood
2016/06/07 Revision of the Directive concerning ceramic articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs (Council Directive 84/500/EEC of 15 October 1984)
2015/11/11 Ban on discrimination as exemplified by British police officers
2015/11/11 Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) limit values
2015/10/20 HCB thresholds
2015/09/02 VP/HR - NATO maritime exercise 'Sea Breeze'
2015/06/29 Lobbying
2015/06/29 Adriatic Sea oil
2015/02/27 Bee die-off and ban on pesticides
2014/12/15 Austrian medical student brain drain
2016/10/31 Resettlement programme
2015/10/29 Integrating migrants into the job market
2015/10/02 The influx of migrants as a positive factor
2015/06/29 Equal rights and tolerance
2015/05/28 Farmers in need
2015/04/29 Human rights violations committed by the Greek Coastguard
2015/01/22 Financing anti-Israeli NGOs
2015/07/03 Terrorist threat in the EU
2015/06/29 ALTUS
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2017/08/29 Data roaming in the EU after 15 June 2017
2017/04/27 TiSA negotiations
2017/04/27 Liberalisation of banking
2016/01/14 Cost of producing 1 and 2 cent coins
2015/04/27 Lack of web accessibility
2015/02/27 Energy Union
2014/12/18 Aid to Eastern Ukraine
2014/12/12 Position of women in EU-aided countries
2014/11/25 Cost-benefit analysis of development aid projects
2016/07/29 Turkey - Cyprus
2016/07/29 Turkey
2016/07/19 Pre-accession assistance for Turkey
2015/03/04 Disenfranchisement of the Russian-speaking minority in Estonia
2015/01/30 Russian sanctions: the pros and cons
2015/01/30 Gambling
2014/12/18 Sanctions against Turkey
2014/10/27 Effectiveness of EU sanctions against Russia
2016/09/30 Shechita in the EU
2016/07/19 CETA
2015/12/15 The 'flexible mechanism' in European migration policy
2015/10/02 Illegally in Europe
2015/07/03 Waste management in Europe
2015/02/27 Wave of Muslim rape cases across Europe
2014/10/31 Weaknesses in the 'EU Drugs Strategy 2013-2020'
2014/10/27 Illegal migration to Europe
2014/09/16 Jihadis in Europe
2015/05/28 Commissioning of new nuclear power plants
2015/03/31 Persecution of Christians by IS
2014/10/27 Compliance with the Dublin II Treaty
2014/09/25 Subsidy for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station
2015/12/15 EU prison for jihadists
2015/09/30 VP/HR - Alliance against IS
2015/05/28 Increased tax burden on the automobile industry and consumers
2015/03/31 Barriers to online access
2015/01/30 Protected designation of origin for agricultural products
2014/12/12 Electric cars with cosmetic environmental effects
2014/11/28 Turnover tax information exchange system
2014/09/16 Environmental requirements applicable to cruise shipping