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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!

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/06 VP/HR - imprisonment of members of the opposition in Congo-Brazzaville
2016/04/14 VP/HR - Outcome of elections in Congo (Brazzaville)
2015/10/28 VP/HR - Republic of the Congo
2015/10/07 Republic of the Congo
2016/09/30 Bahamas Leaks and sanctions against Neelie Kroes
2016/01/12 Sexual assaults in Cologne - media censorship
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2014/12/16 International corruption
2016/12/05 VP/HR - Cabinda
2016/09/30 Factionalism in the European institutions
2016/09/30 Commissioner Georgieva and funding for George Soros's foundation
2016/02/09 Questionable new roles for former commissioners - conflicts of interest
2015/10/07 Blending of grants and loans in funding development assistance
2015/09/10 EU funding in support of the integration of marginalised communities
2015/03/17 Emergency in Vanuatu in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam and deployment of European aid
2015/01/29 Integration mechanisms for settled nomadic populations
2015/01/15 Calculating deficits and public expenditure - Military expenditure of Community interest
2014/10/07 Commission decision of 1 October 2014
2016/10/13 Retirement of Mr Barroso
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/16 Turkey's accession to the EU
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/12/07 Relocation of 400 000 to 500 000 migrants currently in Turkey
2015/11/30 Funds allocated to Turkey to contain migration flows
2015/10/07 MidCat pipeline
2016/10/13 Structural funds for the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions
2016/06/10 Violent assault on secular values by a migrant in Nice
2016/01/28 ESF Languedoc-Roussillon - sedentary groups that were previously nomadic
2015/09/25 Funds earmarked for countries adjoining Syria
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/01/05 Transparency - Transatlantic Treaty
2014/10/16 EU enlargement
2016/01/13 Catalan independence
2015/09/30 Independence of OLAF
2015/09/16 Commission position on Catalan independence
2015/11/19 National border controls following the Paris attacks
2015/09/02 Regional daily press monopoly in France
2015/05/26 Use of the ESF for pre-financing YEI programmes in France
2015/05/26 Using the ESF to pre-finance Youth Employment Initiative programmes
2015/04/08 The Court of Auditors casts doubt on the Youth Guarantee
2015/03/27 Frontex immigration report for Q3 2014
2015/03/03 Organic farming - ban on mixed farming
2015/01/14 Ban on GMOs
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/27 Liberalisation of the Sugar Market
2014/11/27 Tobacco agreements
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2015/10/15 Council Conclusions of 23 September - Migrants
2015/01/05 Juncker Plan
2016/11/10 Empirical background of CETA - studies
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2015/10/19 Aggressive tax planning and developing countries
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/02/27 Alarming rise in deaths from cancer in developing countries
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/27 Unfair taxation in Luxembourg - the 'LuxLeaks' affair
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin