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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Human Rights Substitute droi
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Substitute femm
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/04/15 State of play of the pilot multi-purpose centre in Niger
2016/02/23 State of play of readmission agreements
2015/06/29 Negotiations on short-stay visa waiver agreements
2016/05/24 Europol's Internet Referral Unit
2016/02/23 The 'security' priority area of the EU Strategy for the Danube region
2016/02/23 Reporting and evaluation of the progress made under the Danube Strategy
2016/11/29 Economic measures to support the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/10/31 EU reconstruction aid to Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
2016/03/14 Economic and social reform and development in Lebanon
2014/11/14 Funding and visibility of the Daphne programme
2016/11/29 Libya and cross-border cooperation in the Mediterranean
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/05/30 The impact of national retail monopolies in some Member States on independent wine producers
2016/02/23 Union Standard for Border Management
2015/10/28 Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges (the proposed 'women-on-boards directive')
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
2016/10/04 Erasmus+ for the Southern Mediterranean region
2016/07/25 Radicalisation Awareness Network
2016/01/25 The Syria strategic communication advisory team (SSCAT) and the role of counter-narratives in preventing radicalisation
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2016/05/30 VP/HR - Electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2016/05/12 Legal scope for extradition from third countries
2016/03/01 Health and safety policy concerning female migrants and asylum seekers in refugee camps
2015/06/10 Temporary relocation scheme for asylum seekers in Bulgaria
2016/07/25 Stepping up the fight against terrorist financing
2016/01/25 Fight against human trafficking and the way forward
2016/01/25 Fight against terrorism and the priority of developing information-sharing capabilities
2015/07/02 Addressing albinism from the human rights perspective
2014/10/16 Rule of law in Serbia / follow-up of European Parliament resolution of 16 January 2014
2014/10/16 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/04/15 VP/HR - Upcoming phases of Operation Sophia
2016/02/15 VP/HR - Latest developments and the EU's strategy in the Great Lakes region in Africa
2016/05/24 Ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece