Thinking About EU

MEPs' Topics

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.

Show Show

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!


Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group
United Kingdom Independence Party
United Kingdom
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Member sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/25 Discrimination against lettori in Italy
2014/09/03 EU students' tuition fees
2014/09/03 Jean Monnet - Coventry University, Worcester University, Warwick University
2014/09/03 Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus - Coventry University, Worcester University and Warwick University
2014/08/28 Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership
2014/07/25 Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership
2014/07/25 The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
2017/09/28 VP/HR - Kenya elections
2017/09/28 VP/HR - Somaliland
2017/01/11 VP/HR - Somaliland elections
2016/05/26 Somaliland elections
2016/02/18 Somaliland elections
2016/02/18 VP/HR - Kosovo
2014/09/03 VP/HR - Somaliland
2014/08/28 Purchase by the EU of French warships contracted to Russia
2015/06/09 European Endowment for Democracy
2015/03/19 European Gendarmerie Force (Eurogendfor)
2014/11/20 European Endowment for Democracy
2014/09/03 European Gendarmerie Force - jurisdiction
2014/09/03 European Maritime Force
2014/09/03 Geographic limits to the European Union
2014/09/03 European Gendarmerie Force funding
2014/08/28 EU humanitarian and military operations
2014/08/28 European Union military staff
2016/03/04 The small hive beetle
2015/06/09 Legal framework for EU use of private security companies
2015/06/09 Past use of private security companies for CSDP missions
2015/06/09 Current use of private security companies
2015/03/19 Follow-up to the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
2015/01/28 EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine
2014/10/29 Costs of the EU Training Mission in Mali
2014/10/29 Suspension of trade arrangements
2014/09/03 Operation Atalanta
2014/07/25 Roma gypsies in Romania
2014/07/25 Roma in Hungary
2014/07/25 Roma in Bulgaria
2017/01/11 VP/HR - Morocco
2016/02/18 VP/HR - Macedonia naming dispute
2015/03/19 The Athena mechanism
2015/01/28 Funding to Niger
2015/01/28 Funding to Mauritania
2014/10/29 EU support for refugees
2014/09/03 West Papua
2014/07/25 Turkey and the Kurdish language
2014/07/25 Turkey and medical assistance to ISIS
2014/07/25 Labelling of products from Morocco
2014/07/21 Turkey and support for ISIS
2017/09/28 VP/HR - Equatorial Guinea
2014/10/29 Western Sahara
2014/07/21 Western Sahara
2017/03/08 VP/HR - South Sudan
2015/01/28 VP/HR - Right to self-determination of peoples
2014/11/20 Transnistria
2014/10/29 South Arabia
2014/09/03 Northern Cyprus
2014/08/28 EU Battle Group
2014/07/25 South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Association Agreement
2014/07/25 Abkhazia and South Ossetia
2014/07/21 EU-Georgia Association Agreement
2014/07/21 EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
2017/09/28 VP/HR - Yemen
2017/01/11 VP/HR - Yemen
2016/02/18 VP/HR - Yemen
2017/03/08 VP/HR - Iran
2015/03/19 Legality of EU agreements
2014/07/25 Ceuta and Melilla - Spanish claim
2014/07/25 Olivenza - Portuguese claim
2014/07/25 Gibraltar - British claim
2014/07/25 Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - British claim
2014/07/21 Foreign fighters and EU visa agreements

Share: