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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie
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Terrorism Member terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/02 Air passengers' rights
2016/11/22 Mobility equipment for passengers with disabilities
2016/11/22 Accessibility for air passengers with disabilities
2016/03/17 Safety requirements in air travel and passengers with disabilities
2017/07/05 Posted workers in France
2016/03/08 Revision of the Directive on Posted Workers (Directive 96/71/EC)
2016/02/18 Directive 2001/86/EC on the statute for European public limited-liability companies (SEs) and the right to start negotiations in formerly employee-free SEs
2015/06/24 Blue Card Directive for refugees
2015/06/24 Suggestions of France and Germany on the return and processing of migrants
2015/03/31 State of play of negotiations on readmission agreement with Morocco
2017/01/24 European Pillar of Social Rights
2016/06/29 European aid to fruit and vegetable growers
2016/03/21 Use of European migration resources in and outside the Union
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2018/05/22 RefuReturn project - European assistance from Frontex or other EU agencies
2016/06/28 Proceedings against German and French minimum wage in the road haulage sector
2015/06/24 Timeframe revision mandate FRONTEX
2015/01/29 ESA standards - tax refunds in objective and subjective court proceedings
2015/01/22 Pushbacks at sea, non-refoulement and the Schengen area
2018/02/07 Fraud involving use of E 101/A1 documents
2017/05/18 Medical use of formaldehyde
2016/06/01 Allocation of funds in the framework of the Syrian refugee crisis
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/05/03 Exchanges of vehicle data
2016/02/02 Unit for Persons with Disabilities in Commission's DG EMPL
2015/10/22 Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
2015/08/25 European Disability Card and sign language
2015/06/16 European card for persons with disabilities
2017/05/15 Turkish referendum on the reintroduction of the death penalty
2017/01/27 EU support to Macedonia in protecting the EU's external border
2016/05/26 Policy on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency
2015/10/01 Temporary reintroduction of border controls at internal borders
2016/03/08 Postponement of the revision of the regulation on social security systems (Regulation (EC) No 883/2004)
2015/11/24 European emergency number 112 and roaming access for disabled people
2015/09/02 Access to national social security for recognised refugees
2017/10/11 Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors
2016/07/19 Hearing aid professionals
2015/10/15 VP/HR - recent rebellion in Tajikistan
2015/03/17 Tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe
2015/02/27 Visa liberalisation for Qatar, Kuwait and Oman
2018/03/22 Indexation practices regarding family benefits in certain Member States
2016/06/30 Social entitlements of nationals of other Member States
2016/06/20 UNICEF report on unaccompanied minors and reform of Dublin III