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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: 2018-07-05

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
Terrorism Chair terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/15 'Accidental Americans' in the European Union
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/01/20 Compatibility of the state of emergency and other exceptional arrangements with the primary and secondary law of the European Union
2014/07/23 Attacks on civil liberties and the rule of law in Hungary
2017/02/10 Follow-up: 10th European Forum on the Rights of the Child
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/07/29 Radicalisation on social media and preventive measures
2015/04/09 Child Rights Strategy (2015-2020)
2015/01/16 Child poverty and children's rights
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/12/05 Regin malware used in cyber attacks on EU institutions and Belgacom
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
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
2015/04/30 Disappearance of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/02/27 Unaccompanied minors in the EU
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2016/10/28 New method for calculating dumping margins after 11 December 2016
2015/07/27 The detention of minors in the EU
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/01 Revision of the 'Blue Card' Directive
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2016/07/25 Inclusion of a youth impact clause
2015/06/02 IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/06/02 VP/HR - IUU fishing and labour slavery in Thailand
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/02/28 Consistency of the French 'TES' database with EU rules on the protection of personal data and CJEU case law
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/11/23 Conformity of the French 'TES' ('Secure Electronic Identity Document') database with European personal data protection rules, in particular Directive (EU) 2016/680 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2015/12/10 Follow-up Directive Women on Board
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/04/15 French Government bill on intelligence
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2014/11/07 Review of the Posting of Workers Directive
2017/02/16 Follow-up to the EU Strategy on Eradicating Human Trafficking
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2018/06/13 Commercial reciprocity for the European jewellery sector
2015/10/22 European emergency number 112 in cross-border areas
2015/09/24 Raising awareness on the use of the European emergency number 112
2015/05/06 Cross-border child abduction