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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Front de Gauche
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2018/01/17 VP/HR - Leyla Zana dismissed from the Turkish Parliament
2017/11/22 Status of implementation of the EU Joint Way Forward on migration between Afghanistan and the EU: returns to Afghanistan
2016/11/22 Use of torture in Turkish prisons and reintroduction of the death penalty
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/02/29 Construction of an underground slip road in Marseille
2015/02/02 Statute for a European mutual society
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/01/26 Ongoing case between the United States and Microsoft
2015/01/05 Law on Public Safety
2014/10/09 Planned joint police operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
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
2018/05/03 Anti-NGO laws in Hungary
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/01/06 Syrian refugees in Athens
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2017/02/02 VP/HR - Recent executions in Bahrain
2015/07/20 Multiannual management plan for Baltic Sea fisheries
2015/04/10 Mapping of social business in Europe
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2016/04/08 Upholding freedom of expression, as enshrined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2015/07/02 VP/HR - GCC-EU human rights cooperation
2015/03/03 Tunisia-EU counter-terrorism cooperation and human rights
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
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
2016/01/12 VP/HR - Repression in Djibouti
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/03/25 VP/HR - Concrete actions to help rebuild Kobanê
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2015/11/04 Repatriation of possible victims of trafficking in breach of the suspension order issued by the Rome Court (First Chamber)
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2018/04/09 PCE/PEC - Transparency of political decision-making within the EU
2018/02/07 Reduction in US funding for UNRWA
2016/10/17 Dismantling the Calais camp