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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!


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Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/07/01 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online
2016/07/01 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online - counter-narratives
2016/06/30 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online - censorship
2016/06/30 Code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online: criticisms
2016/06/30 Code of Conduct on countering illegal hate speech online - signatories
2015/08/31 VP/HR - Working group on countering Russian propaganda
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/06/01 Visa waiver for Turkish citizens: impact assessment
2016/03/14 Visa-free travel for Turkish citizens - impact assessment
2016/02/24 Journalists invited by the Commission
2016/01/29 Strengthening the interception capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard
2015/12/08 Judicial examination of journalists from the Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet
2015/04/17 Impact of the American Trans-Pacific Partnership on goods imported into the EU under TTIP
2015/02/03 Terrorist threat and free movement of arms within the Schengen Area
2015/01/05 Euro-African Conference on 27 November in Rome
2014/12/10 Free movement of persons and unreasonable burden for host Member States
2014/10/08 Jihadists sent to Marseilles by the Turkish authorities
2016/10/31 Open Society Foundations, partnerships
2016/09/30 Emergency Social Safety Net, partners
2016/09/30 Emergency Social Safety Net, pull effect
2015/09/30 Frontex - knowledge of Arabic
2015/06/19 Sustaining jobs in rural areas and unfair competition
2015/05/30 Works of art in the Council's possession
2015/04/30 Works of art in the Commission's possession
2016/12/08 Turkey and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
2016/08/31 Readmission of illegal immigrants by Turkey
2016/08/31 Updating of the Customs Union with Turkey
2016/08/31 How Turkey selects people for resettlement in Europe
2016/07/20 Arrests of judges, prosecutors and police and army personnel after the failed coup d'état in Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/05/31 Migrants sent back to Turkey under the EU-Turkey agreement
2016/05/31 Statements by the President of Turkey about family planning
2016/04/29 Arrest of Ebru Umar in Turkey and email from the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam
2016/03/14 Readmission of immigrants via Turkey - case of immigrants already in Greece
2016/03/14 Eurojust report on the lack of political will in Turkey to stem the flow of migrants towards Europe
2016/02/24 Turkey turning blind eye to human trafficking
2016/01/28 Refugees and economic migrants
2016/01/27 Fingerprinting
2015/12/08 Russian military aircraft shot down by Turkey
2015/11/10 Postponement of publication of the progress report on Turkey
2015/11/10 Placing of the Koza-Ipek group under trusteeship in Turkey
2015/11/10 Sharia-based communicative approach
2015/09/30 Disproportionate number of men among migrants and origin of money
2015/09/30 Trafficking of fake Syrian passports in Turkey
2015/08/31 2015 Back to School project
2015/07/21 Eurad - promoting Sharia law
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/06/30 Incorrect information in the FRA annual report
2015/06/30 The FRA and the right of foreigners to vote
2015/05/06 Protecting Europe's heritage
2015/04/30 Evaluation of customs cooperation in the fight against IPR infringements
2015/03/17 Consumer information and labelling of meat originating from ritual slaughter
2015/03/04 Human rights and the treatment of women in the Indonesian police force
2015/02/05 Coordination of anti-terrorism and anti-drug trafficking policies
2015/02/05 Lack of indication of country of origin for products entering the EU from third countries
2014/11/27 Turkey and Islamic State in Syria
2014/11/13 EUR 55 million loan to TOFAS (Turkey)
2014/09/23 Comments by the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey on women laughing in public
2016/08/31 EU High Level Group on combating racism and xenophobia - statutes
2016/08/31 Launch of the EU High Level Group on combating racism and xenophobia
2016/07/20 EU High Level Group on combating racism and xenophobia - objectives and budget
2016/04/29 Visit to Nizip refugee camp
2015/08/31 Prizes awarded by the Commission in 2015
2015/07/21 VP/HR - High Representative's remarks on political Islam
2015/05/30 IDEA
2015/03/12 'Safe houses' in North Africa
2014/11/27 Migration Policy Group
2014/09/05 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 investigation
2016/10/31 United for Equality
2016/06/24 Genome editing technologies: opportunities and risks
2016/01/27 'Commission en direct'
2015/04/30 Anti-corruption legislation in Ukraine in the light of the recommendations by the Group of States against Corruption
2015/03/12 Supposedly moderate rebels armed and trained by the United States in Syria
2015/03/12 VP/HR - Supposedly moderate rebels armed and trained by the United States in Syria
2015/01/21 The Commission's official cars
2014/12/10 Agreements in the pharmaceutical industry
2014/11/14 TTIP free trade agreement between Europe and the United States and risks to European designations of origin
2014/10/02 VP/HR - Qatar and Saudi Arabia financing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
2016/12/22 NGOs cooperating with people smugglers in the Mediterranean
2016/12/08 Death of Fidel Castro
2016/05/04 Tackling illegal fishing in the Scattered Islands
2016/04/29 TTIP opinion poll
2016/04/29 Far-left activists on the Greek islands
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2015/08/31 Commission-subsidised lobbying
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/04/30 External organisations used for communication about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/03/16 VP/HR - Illegal immigration encouraged by the Mare Nostrum operation
2015/03/12 Illegal immigration from Kosovo
2015/03/12 Abandoned boats recovered by people smugglers in the Mediterranean
2015/03/12 Trade preferences granted to Moldova
2015/03/05 TTIP negotiations and public opinion
2015/03/03 TTIP and the problems faced by women in the US and, potentially, the EU
2015/02/26 Animal inspections as part of the negotiations of the TTIP
2015/02/03 TTIP arbitration mechanism
2015/01/29 Combating illegal immigration networks in the Mediterranean
2014/11/13 Anomalies and irregularities in public procurement in Romania
2016/12/08 Complaint by Uber against the French Government lodged with the Commission
2016/12/08 Election of Donald Trump
2016/03/14 Summary of meeting between Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ahmet Davutoglu
2015/10/22 Angela Merkel's meeting with the Turkish Government
2015/10/22 Angela Merkel's meeting with the Turkish Government
2015/01/05 Rabat Process
2016/10/31 European universities against racism and discrimination
2016/10/31 Support from the President of the Commission to the President of the Parliament
2016/10/31 Former employees of Goldman Sachs in the European Commission
2016/09/30 Amount allocated under the ESSN
2016/09/30 ESSN, banks
2016/07/20 Controversial political statements by the Director of Frontex
2016/05/31 Statements by an official on Twitter
2016/05/31 Voting instructions issued to the Austrian electorate by the President of the Commission
2016/02/24 Private jets for Commissioners
2016/02/04 Estimated amount allocated to policies for the reception of migrants in connection with the reprogramming of the European Structural Funds
2016/01/29 Cost of reintroducing border controls in Denmark
2015/09/30 European Day for Border Guards
2015/08/31 Credit cards for officials
2015/07/21 Address by the Commission President in Cyprus
2015/07/02 Commission devotes more funding to Roma integration
2015/04/30 European Political Strategy Centre
2015/04/30 Political proposals by the Deputy Executive Director of Frontex
2015/03/17 Use of EU funds to develop airports
2015/03/12 Filing of Commissioners' emails
2015/03/12 Filing of emails of the President of the European Council
2015/03/12 Evaluation of the European Union's Generalised Scheme of Preferences
2015/02/26 European Migration Forum
2015/01/21 Ships without crews offloading in Italy
2014/12/16 Balancing the salaries of European leaders in view of the financial difficulties faced by the people
2014/12/10 Sivens Dam: Use of EU funds
2014/09/24 Transitional allowance paid to former commissioners
2014/09/23 MOAS
2014/09/23 Commissioner Malmström's statements on the opening of asylum application centres outside the EU

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