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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: 2017-01-31

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2014/10/23 Entry ban of Hungarian Government officials by US authorities
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/01 Trafficking in human beings in Europe
2016/03/09 Macedonia
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/03/27 VP/HR - Human rights defenders in Syria
2015/01/22 Human rights situation and media freedoms in Azerbaijan
2014/09/10 VP/HR - Escalation in tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan
2014/08/06 VP/HR - Human rights violations by IS
2017/04/25 Sexual exploitation of refugee minors in Greece
2017/03/02 10 000 refugee children still missing
2016/02/17 Over 10 000 migrant children missing in Europe
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Executions of activists and minors in Saudi Arabia
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Bahraini Court of Cassation rejects appeal of two men sentenced to death on the basis of confessions obtained under duress
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/01/19 VP/HR - Need for urgent action in the case of Saudi Arabian writer Raif Badawi
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/10 Frontex Plus
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/10/13 Support for the World Food Programme
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/02/27 Effectiveness and scope of the funds made available by the Commission for the European Endowment for Democracy (EED).
2014/08/28 Vojvodina
2017/07/13 A socially inclusive digital single market
2017/02/28 Marrakesh Treaty
2014/10/27 Internet tax in Hungary
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2016/06/21 Dealing with highly-qualified refugees in Turkey
2016/03/09 Border crossing situation at Idomeni / Gevgelija
2016/03/08 Deployment of cross-border e-identification tools and online services
2016/02/17 Union promotion of web authoring tools which meet web accessibility requirements
2015/10/08 VP/HR - Measures following the Resolution on South Sudan (2015/2603 (RSP))
2015/09/03 Directive 2001/51/EC
2015/07/09 Restricting the right to take part in public procurement procedures to certain organisations, as provided for in the Directive on the award of public procurement contracts
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/11/24 Treatment of refugees and the fight against IS
2014/11/03 TTIP and CJEU
2014/10/30 Custody disputes involving couples of different nationalities or living in different countries of the European Union
2014/09/09 Public consultation on ISDS
2014/07/17 Measures to comply with the obligations under Article 5(1) and (3) of Directive 2002/58/EC
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/03/15 Sale of visas in Hungary
2017/01/24 Migrant accommodation centres in Belarus
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/02/05 EU-US Privacy Shield
2015/09/03 Accommodation of refugees in Hungary