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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: 2017-10-16

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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partit Laburista
Malta
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Petitions Member peti
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/17 Counter-terrorism measures (follow-up of Question E-002570-16)
2016/03/31 Anti-terrorism coordination
2016/03/31 Eradicating the roots of terrorism
2015/11/03 Anti-trust and Google
2015/04/09 Action on alcohol consumption
2015/03/04 Counter-terrorism in the European Union
2015/02/25 Digital terrorism
2015/02/02 Counter-terrorism in the EU
2015/01/14 Counter-terrorism action and measures
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/02/11 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/05 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2015/11/03 Ban on junk food advertising
2015/02/02 Same-sex marriage ban in Macedonia
2017/04/12 Food waste in the EU
2017/04/12 Car type approval reforms
2017/04/06 Measles outbreak across Europe
2017/01/17 Pregnant migrants in Europe
2016/10/04 OLAF: new structure
2016/09/30 Rabies
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2016/05/30 Displaced people
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/06/12 Hepatitis in Europe
2015/06/12 Banning the destruction of unsold food
2015/04/09 Diabetes in Europe
2015/04/09 Destruction of EU-funded projects
2015/04/09 Measles in Europe
2015/02/25 Social dialogue in the EU
2015/02/25 Review of the Small Business Act for Europe
2015/02/25 Infiltration of Europe by Islamic State militants
2015/02/25 Status of alternative medicines
2014/12/19 Obesity in Europe
2014/12/09 Food waste in Europe
2014/10/23 Presence of the drug 'burundanga' in Europe
2014/09/09 Young people and the internet
2017/07/12 Brexit: UK's offer to EU citizens
2017/06/30 Checks on Brazilian meat
2017/05/31 Glyphosate
2017/04/12 Situation in Belarus
2017/04/12 Palm oil health risks
2017/04/05 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) monitoring and complaints system
2017/01/17 Cyberattacks on European servers
2016/12/19 Hospital infections
2016/12/19 European health situation
2016/12/19 European agriculture
2016/10/04 Common EU asylum system
2016/10/04 Youth Guarantee
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
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/03/03 European cooperation on healthy food
2016/02/25 The European Migrant Smuggling Centre
2016/01/29 Extension of controls in the Schengen area
2016/01/05 EU border checks
2015/07/03 Discriminatory principles for NGO funding
2015/04/09 Mobile roaming fees
2015/04/09 Appointment of Michel Barnier as Special Adviser on European Defence and Security Policy
2015/03/03 Marketing of products with false health and cosmetic claims
2015/02/27 Simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
2015/02/03 Ryanair customer service phone line
2014/12/19 Towards more transparent cybersecurity cooperation across the Atlantic
2014/12/19 Enhancing more sustainable consumption
2014/10/23 Dismantling barriers to European cross-border online trade
2014/10/20 Single European Payments Area
2014/10/02 European External Action Service
2017/07/12 Cybersecurity
2017/06/30 Child refugees stranded in camps
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2017/04/12 Air pollution
2017/04/06 Antibiotic resistance in children
2017/04/03 Safeguarding the heritage of Fort Manoel
2017/03/30 Application of EIA Directive 2011/92 on the proposed Manoel Island development
2016/12/19 Unaccompanied missing migrant children evicted from Calais
2016/12/19 Strategy against radicalisation
2016/11/14 Child marriage
2016/10/04 Network-wide advertisement blocking
2016/09/30 Antimicrobial resistance action
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2016/05/30 VP/HR - Syrian conflict peace talks
2016/03/30 Vehicles emission test mechanism
2016/03/03 Combating child sexual abuse
2016/02/25 Crash tests between cars and pedestrians
2016/02/25 Geo-blocking
2016/01/14 Autonomous driving
2016/01/05 Safe haven on Syrian territory
2016/01/04 Abuse prevention for children with disabilities
2016/01/04 Humanitarian support for the education of children in emergencies
2015/12/22 Children of Peace initiative
2015/12/22 Sexual violence against children
2015/12/01 Comprehensive strategy on missing and unaccompanied children
2015/11/20 Compromise on the Real World Driving Emission (RDE) tests for diesel NOx emissions
2015/11/03 The Millennium Development Goal of education
2015/10/07 Volkswagen emissions scandal
2015/10/07 Diesel vehicles and pollution
2015/06/12 Attempted murder of Malala Yousafzai
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/09 Asylum demands
2015/04/09 Gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the EU
2015/04/09 VAT on e-books
2015/02/25 Child pornography on the darknet
2015/02/02 Conflict in Nigeria
2015/01/29 Antimicrobial resistance
2015/01/14 Attacks on freedom of speech
2014/12/19 EU support for Member States isolated from the common electricity and gas network
2014/12/19 Emissions reduction in transport
2014/12/09 World War II baby boomers
2017/07/12 Energy poverty
2017/06/30 Free movement of data
2017/06/30 Drones
2016/11/14 Eradication of poverty
2016/09/30 Relocation efforts in the EU
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/04/20 Open Science
2015/10/07 Revision of the energy efficiency labelling system
2015/03/10 Energy Union - a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2015/03/10 Energy Union as a priority of the Latvian Presidency
2015/02/25 Energy Union
2015/02/02 Renewable energy sources
2015/01/14 Follow-up to Written Question E-007450/2014 concerning Frontex Plus
2014/12/19 EU co-financing of energy projects in the coming years
2014/12/19 PCIs designed to end energy isolation
2014/12/19 Supporting family firms in the EU
2014/11/27 Accelerating and supporting upfront financial investments in energy efficiency
2014/11/27 Supporting the development of carbon capture and storage technology
2014/11/27 Encouraging entrepreneurship at regional and local level
2014/10/02 Frontex Plus
2017/06/30 Parental leave
2017/01/04 Unpaid work under the Leonardo Programme
2016/12/19 Afghan migration
2016/12/19 Juncker Investment Plan
2016/12/19 Europol leaks
2016/11/14 WhatsApp
2016/09/30 EU/Turkey migration plan
2016/05/30 Europol's competences
2016/04/20 New skills in tourism
2016/04/20 Africa-EU Partnership
2016/03/31 Libyan migration threats
2016/02/25 Juncker Plan
2016/01/29 Libyan political agreement
2015/12/22 Broadband speeds
2015/06/12 Libya's recognised government opposition to EU's naval operation
2015/04/09 Political instability in Libya
2015/04/09 Protection of whistleblowers
2015/04/09 Migration zones in North Africa
2015/02/25 Terrorist attack on Maltese interests in Libya
2014/10/23 Challenges of the e-commerce sector in the EU
2014/10/23 EU investment in ICT skills
2014/10/23 Operation Mos Maiorum
2017/04/06 Abuse of climate loopholes
2016/04/20 Hydrofluorocarbons and climate change
2015/11/03 Climate refugees
2015/10/07 EU's Green Climate Fund pledges
2015/10/07 Security challenge and climate diplomacy
2015/06/12 Climate change and related conflicts
2015/04/09 Climate and security impacts
2015/02/25 Security in the Mediterranean
2015/02/25 Paris Climate Change Agreement
2015/02/25 Foreign language statistics
2015/02/02 Emergency security meeting in Paris
2014/12/19 EU actions for the creation of a Mediterranean Gas Hub
2014/11/12 Publication of the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
2014/10/13 Illegal immigration around the Mediterranean
2014/09/09 Security in the EU
2016/11/14 Yahoo
2016/04/21 VP/HR - EUNAVFOR MED (Sophia)
2016/02/25 Victims of crime
2016/01/29 PFCs in outdoor sports equipment
2015/04/09 Victims of crime
2014/11/27 Ensuring essential interoperability for cloud computing
2017/07/13 A socially inclusive digital single market
2017/07/12 Human trafficking in South and South-East Asia
2017/06/30 Migrant integration into the labour market
2017/04/12 Occupational health and safety
2017/01/17 Occupational cancer
2016/11/14 Erasmus+
2016/10/04 Post-Cotonou
2016/05/30 Hate crimes
2016/04/20 Ancillary copyright law
2016/03/30 Ancillary rights
2016/03/16 Employment rights of metastatic cancer patients
2015/12/22 EU counterterrorism
2015/11/03 Youth and the labour market
2015/04/09 Financial impact of irregularities
2015/03/03 Cancer in the EU
2015/02/25 Olive tree disease
2014/12/09 The elderly and targeted employment
2014/12/09 The elderly and active ageing
2014/11/27 Supported employment for disabled persons throughout the EU Member States
2014/11/13 Document recognition for transgender persons

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