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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!

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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/01/15 VP/HR - Economic treaty and human rights in Guatemala
2018/01/12 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Cuba
2018/01/11 VP/HR - Parliamentary question on the human rights situation in China
2018/01/10 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Mexico
2017/10/03 VP/HR - Vietnam
2017/08/31 VP/HR - Human rights situation in Vietnam
2017/07/05 VP/HR - Human rights defenders in Guatemala
2017/06/13 VP/HR - Human rights violations in South Sudan
2017/06/07 VP/HR - The situation in the Philippines
2016/12/01 VP/HR - The situation of Murat Sabuncu and Kadri Gürsel
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/09/08 VP/HR - The situation of the Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova
2015/08/14 VP/HR - Human rights and the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/09/21 Mr Juncker's speech
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Mexico
2016/04/08 Security union
2015/06/25 Capital Markets Union and SMEs
2015/10/30 Horizon 2020 and internal invoiced costs
2015/09/29 Horizon 2020 and embedding of social sciences and humanities (SSH)
2015/06/15 VP/HR - Doha amendment to the Kyoto Protocol
2015/05/29 Horizon 2020
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Travel ban on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei
2014/10/31 300 billion investment programme
2018/02/08 Tibet
2015/04/27 Humanitarian crisis in North Africa
2015/03/19 Chief Scientific Advisor: progress in selection procedure
2014/11/18 Future of the position of Chief Scientific Advisor
2017/08/28 VP/HR - The rapid increase in the number of Bangladeshi immigrants
2016/11/24 VP/HR - Cyprus Peace Talks
2016/01/14 Poland
2015/12/04 Arrest of Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
2015/04/27 VP/HR - Terrorism in Kenya
2014/10/31 Digital economy: Effects on subsidiarity, SMEs and urban development
2016/11/30 Turkey
2016/11/29 H2020
2016/09/21 EU-Turkey agreement
2016/04/05 EU-Turkey agreement on migration
2016/04/05 Turkey as a safe third country
2015/10/29 EU-Turkey deal
2015/07/17 H2020
2015/12/07 Syrian refugees and the international community
2015/08/28 Distribution of refugees within the EU
2015/08/05 VP/HR - Situation of refugees in Greece
2015/07/14 Refugees in Greece
2015/04/27 Greece and the Troika
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/02/24 Restriction of competition in the German radio market
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/25 Online purchasing in the tourism sector
2015/11/24 Liberalisation of the telecommunications sector
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/27 Erasmus in Central and Eastern Europe
2015/03/03 Investigation occasioned by Germany's trade surplus
2015/01/13 VP/HR - Seized financial assets of Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo
2014/10/31 Deferred unpaid invoices
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2018/03/07 Myanmar
2018/01/31 Brexit and its economic implications for EU27
2017/08/29 Freedom of movement after Brexit
2016/10/25 Brexit / budget
2016/06/01 Reform of the electoral law of the European Union
2016/03/09 The European Research Council
2016/01/28 VP/HR - Bangladesh
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2015/03/30 Real exchange rates in the EU
2018/02/19 Glyphosate
2018/01/30 Renewable energy
2016/08/26 Public procurement
2016/06/24 Nuclear energy - Generation IV systems
2016/04/08 Emissions trading systems
2015/04/27 Energy policy
2014/10/31 Eurozone interest rate policy