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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Mouvement Démocrate
Magic Circle
International Trade Member inta
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2016/10/11 Presence of toxic substances in feminine sanitary products
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/13 VAT on sanitary protection (towels and tampons)
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2014/10/16 Protection of PDOs in the agreement with ICANN
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/08 Implementation of the 'Sustainability Compact' with Bangladesh
2015/04/08 Implementation and evaluation of voluntary partnership agreements
2014/12/02 International transfer of corpses
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2015/11/13 The Commission's 2016 Work Programme and the EU-Tunisia free trade agreement
2015/06/12 Definition of a European drone
2015/06/12 Assessment of the impact of the free trade agreements on Europe's outermost regions and the exclusion of special sugars from the scope of negotiations
2014/12/02 Role of the European Parliament in the future European platform on undeclared work
2014/11/04 Parliament's role in the setting-up of a transatlantic cooperation council to deal with regulatory matters under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2014/10/16 Impact of the conclusion of a trade and investment agreement between the European Union and the United States on the outermost regions of the EU
2014/10/16 Languages in which Commission DG Trade documents are published
2014/10/16 The European Union's commitment to innovative methods of development financing
2016/10/11 Climate refugees
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/05/20 VP/HR - New violations of women's rights in Iran
2015/01/30 Access to VoD platforms on the internal market and Member States' policies on financing and promoting cultural diversity
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/10 Risk of cancer linked to breast implants and the state of play concerning the regulation on medical devices
2015/02/17 VP/HR - Case of Ahmed Douma and other political prisoners in Egypt
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2014/11/28 Merit-based grants
2016/10/11 Transparency Register
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/04/09 Opening of negotiations on Tunisia's involvement in the Horizon 2020 programme
2014/11/28 UEFA tax exemption for Euro 2016
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/01/22 Combating food wastage
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2014/12/16 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2015/11/13 The Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism
2015/11/13 Service sector in Africa
2015/07/20 Multiannual management plan for Baltic Sea fisheries
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2014/12/02 Child poverty in Europe
2014/11/28 Chinese investments in Europe
2014/10/16 A single price for books in Europe
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/06/12 Review of Directive 2011/65/EU of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, and withdrawal of the exemption for crystal
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board