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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: 2017-10-16

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!


Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Vänsterpartiet
Sweden
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/06/27 CJEU ruling on the headscarf
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/01/13 VP/HR - Persisting critical situation in Guerguerat following Morocco's ceasefire violation in Western Sahara
2016/05/17 VP/HR - EU maps representing the territories of Western Sahara and Morocco
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Status of Morocco in Western Sahara under international humanitarian law
2016/05/17 VP/HR - Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara and trade in goods originating from occupied Western Sahara
2016/05/17 Implementation of General Court decision on Western Sahara
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2016/03/08 VP/HR - EU appeal against the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the EU-Morocco trade agreement
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/01/20 Drilling for oil in Western Sahara
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/07/06 Coverage of artificial insemination and IVF for lesbian couples and single women under the EU Joint Sickness and Insurance Scheme
2015/02/02 Trafficking in women
2017/07/14 Restrictions in the availability of emergency contraception in Poland
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2015/12/07 Reports of consistent abuse of asylum-seekers by Bulgarian police
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2015/02/02 Asylum Seekers in Poland
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and the forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2015/03/12 Global Khartoum Process and forthcoming EU-Horn of Africa Migration Route Initiative
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2016/09/13 Romanian street dogs
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2016/03/21 45th anniversary of the International Roma Day
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Gui Minhai
2015/01/20 Mos Maiorum operation
2014/10/09 Planned joint police operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2017/04/25 Competitive neutrality on the housing market
2017/03/24 Trafficking in Human Beings
2017/03/02 VP/HR - Decriminalisation of domestic violence in Russia - Domestic Abuse Law
2016/11/08 VP/HR — Protection of LGBTI people in Morocco
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/04/11 Swedish interest deduction limitation rules
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2015/09/03 Abortion law reform in Spain
2015/07/02 The need for rigorous, high-quality research into demand reduction for sexual exploitation
2015/02/02 Hanhikivi nuclear power station
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/11/17 Anti-Gypsyism
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2016/03/15 Climate measures
2015/12/02 Reducing health inequalities in the EU
2015/10/19 Detailed opinions
2015/10/02 Endocrine disrupters
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2014/09/16 Russia's ban on imports
2014/07/16 Floods in Bosnia: Sikulje coal mine, Tuzla region
2017/03/27 Environmental guarantee
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/10/17 EU policies and actions to protect children in the context of migration
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/10/23 Threat to closure of night train services in Europe
2014/07/23 Luxembourg as a tax haven

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