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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)
Slovenska demokratska stranka
Magic Circle
Culture and Education Member cult
Terrorism Member terr
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2016/04/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska as a result of Italy's use of the radio spectrum in contravention of the rules
2015/07/21 Youth on the Move
2015/05/29 Prosecution of independent Slovenian journalists
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/02 Rule of law in Slovenia
2015/12/16 Attempted abuse of investigative authorities in Slovenia
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
2015/01/30 Systemic threat to the rule of law
2014/09/17 Implementation of the new EU Framework to strengthen the Rule of Law
2017/09/28 Rakovnik landfill
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/11/11 Education of refugee children in EU and non-EU countries and the impact of the refugee crisis on the quality of education systems in the EU
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2017/04/27 Horizon 2020 and research excellence
2017/02/27 Funding the European Solidarity Corps
2016/09/09 European solidarity and the fires in southern Europe
2015/09/10 Erasmus exchanges and the European emergency number
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2015/01/28 Definition of residence for tax purposes in Member States
2014/10/15 European Union symbol on Member States' flags to increase recognition of our common political area, raise awareness and enhance the personal sense of belonging to the EU
2016/07/18 EU Justice Scoreboard 2016: human rights violations - statistics and responsibility of judges
2016/07/11 EU Justice Scoreboard: transparency of European courts
2016/06/30 EU Justice Scoreboard: the time taken for a first instance court to reach a decision cannot be a criterion to measure the efficiency of justice systems
2016/06/24 2016 Justice scoreboard: Absence of external control over credibility of collected information
2015/12/22 Agricultural subsidies for specific highlands and mountain areas
2015/12/07 Respect for the linguistic rights of minorities in the EU
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/08/03 VP/HR - Wave of mass detentions of lawyers and human rights activists in China
2015/07/21 Common Agricultural Policy
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2016/10/06 Impact of the UK leaving the EU on cooperation in the area of public administration
2016/10/06 Impact of the UK leaving the EU on cooperation in the area of public administration
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2017/09/27 Suitability of Samuel Žbogar as EU special representative in Macedonia following his involvement in the Farrokh case
2017/03/15 Major interpellation - Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU
2016/12/19 Discriminatory Austrian legislation
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/06/15 Protection of the facilities and sites of former Nazi concentration and extermination camps (case of Konzentrationslager Mauthausen-Gusen in Austria)
2016/03/18 Effective monitoring and surveillance arrangements for smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products
2015/12/07 EU labelling of Israeli products from the West Bank, Gaza and Golan Heights
2015/11/30 New EU legislation on firearms
2015/09/30 Net neutrality and impact on national legislation of the regulation laying down measures concerning the European single market for electronic communications
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/04/09 Serious events surrounding the Roma-Feyenoord match
2015/04/09 Responsibilities of football clubs at international sporting events
2015/01/29 Misleading consumers: loans linked to the Swiss franc
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
2016/06/20 Why the proposed amendment of Directive 91/477/EEC does not take into account the statistical findings from the Commission's evaluation of the directive , and why it is infringing the fundamental principle of proportionality
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/10/07 Lack of action by European institutions on double taxation discouraging mobility and free movement of labour within the EU
2014/12/05 Taxation of (cross-border) migrant workers discouraging mobility and free movement of labour within the EU