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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
2016/09/06 Revision of EU bovine spongiform encephalopathy measures
2015/11/26 Revision of Directive 2008/51/EC
2015/06/09 VP/HR - Special Representative for persecuted Christians around the world
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Fight against racism and preventive measures to promote social inclusion
2015/03/26 VP/HR - Fight against racism and migration flows
2016/09/27 EU investment in maritime transport
2016/04/21 VP/HR - Facebook censorship and arrest of journalists in Egypt
2016/03/15 Cutting social welfare spending if Brexit happens
2015/12/02 Reaction of the French Prime Minister to the refugee crisis in Europe
2015/09/14 Temporary 'war refugee' status
2015/07/14 The closure of Salafi mosques in Europe
2015/05/27 VP/HR - Intimidation of journalists in Turkey
2015/05/19 Refugee quotas by Member State
2015/04/15 Decreasing use of French in the Commission
2015/03/11 Tanning salons and skin cancer
2015/02/10 Counterterrorism and the exchange of confidential information among Member States
2015/01/19 Military spending and the Maastricht criteria
2015/01/13 Reform of the Schengen Area
2015/10/14 VP/HR - the Karl Andree case in Saudi Arabia
2015/09/10 VP/HR - Saudi Arabia's refusal to take in refugees
2015/06/16 Ban in France of a carcinogenic weedkiller
2015/05/20 VP/HR - Apostasy and the death penalty in Saudi Arabia
2016/09/27 Data exchange between the Commission and the European Investment Bank
2016/09/27 European grants for port infrastructures and the distortion of competition
2016/02/02 WHO proposal on films showing smoking
2015/12/02 Compulsory anaesthetisation of ritually slaughtered animals
2015/09/14 Proposal by European Commissioner to adjust welfare
2015/08/17 Compulsory language tests for immigrants
2015/04/29 Number of European jihadis travelling to Syria
2015/02/12 European Council proceedings
2015/01/13 European passenger name record
2016/10/13 Abortion
2016/10/13 European subsidies for winegrowers
2016/09/27 EU subsidies for ghost ports
2015/06/09 Commission's initiatives regarding EU citizens' right to vote
2017/01/31 Relocation of refugees and national selfishness
2015/12/02 Labelling of products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories
2015/11/26 Reception of refugees: sorting the genuine from the false
2015/09/14 Obligation for refugees to remain in their assigned host countries
2015/09/10 Sharing the reception of refugees
2015/07/23 Relaxation of the rules governing family reunification
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Australian solution to the issue of refugees
2016/07/18 Former Commissioners being paid to advise financial corporations
2016/02/18 Squandering money and effectiveness of EU funds
2015/12/02 Suspension of diplomatic contacts between the European Union and Israel
2015/02/24 VP/HR - Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo's imprisonment in China
2015/02/10 VP/HR - Presidency of the African Union
2016/01/28 Danish law on the seizure of asylum seekers' assets
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Right of asylum for Julian Assange
2015/07/13 UberPop
2015/04/17 Perversion of the right of asylum
2015/03/26 Explosion in the number of asylum seekers
2016/05/26 Economic impact on Russia of EU sanctions
2016/04/21 Lifting of sanctions against Russia
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Sousse attacks
2015/06/16 Illegal immigration in Italy and the Dublin agreements
2015/05/19 National consultation on immigration and terrorism in Hungary
2016/01/28 Charter of Fundamental Rights and same-sex marriage
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Human rights violations in Angola
2015/10/14 Trade negotiations with countries which violate human rights
2015/06/24 Espionage and its implications for the TTIP negotiations
2015/04/16 Turkish negationism and the accession negotiations
2015/03/11 Frontex budget