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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Vihreä liitto
Magic Circle
Development Member deve
International Trade Member inta
Budgets Substitute budg
Legal Affairs Substitute juri
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/06/16 European Development Fund as a financial instrument for the Partnership Framework on migration
2015/02/25 Involvement of banned Russian citizens in European energy security policy
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Political persecution of a Kazakh dissident
2016/02/18 Prospecting for minerals in Viiankiaapa contrary to the principles of Natura 2000
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/03 Caste discrimination
2015/02/25 Metsamor nuclear power plant
2017/05/12 Requirement of individual client segregation in the Central Securities Depository Regulation
2015/10/30 Discharge of waste in international waters
2015/04/14 Postal address requirement for public access to documents request
2016/04/18 Sexual and reproductive health of displaced women and girls
2015/06/25 Commission support for family planning and reproductive health services under the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) programme
2015/02/10 Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) funding in development aid
2016/06/16 Commission Staff Working Document on rail freight noise reduction SWD(2015) 300
2015/09/09 The killing of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2014/09/24 VP/HR - Vladimir Kozlov case
2017/04/04 FLEGT Action Plan and tackling corruption
2016/05/17 A regulation for an open, efficient and independent European Union administration
2016/03/21 Funding for gender equality in EU external action
2017/04/27 Micro-scale slaughterhouses
2014/11/06 More effective protection for the Saimaa ringed seal
2015/07/13 Plans for new Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea
2015/06/29 Export of live cattle and sheep to third countries
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU