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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!


Europe of Nations and Freedom Group
Rassemblement national
France
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2015/05/06 VP/HR - Politically-motivated murders and suicides in Ukraine
2015/04/24 VP/HR - Ostend (Belgium): trafficking in weapons for Libyan Islamist groups
2015/04/24 Ostend (Belgium): trafficking in weapons for Libyan Islamist groups
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/03/31 Unreliability of our partnership with Ukraine
2015/01/30 VP/HR - Is there proof of the alleged Russian involvement in Ukraine?
2015/01/30 Is there proof of the alleged Russian involvement in Ukraine?
2018/04/18 VP/HR - Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2018/04/18 Monitoring grants allocated to Kosovo
2015/02/23 Commission programme on immigration
2015/01/30 Failings of the emissions trading scheme
2015/05/19 Commission proposals regarding the tragedies in the Mediterranean
2015/05/19 Commission proposals in response to the Mediterranean tragedies
2015/05/19 VP/HR - Kiev's non-compliance with the ceasefire
2015/05/19 Kiev's non-compliance with the ceasefire
2015/04/30 Political proposals by the Deputy Executive Director of Frontex
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2015/03/31 Is hormone-treated beef really a 'red line' the Commission will not cross?
2017/10/03 VP/HR - Pakistan and the harbouring of terrorists
2017/09/29 Pakistan and the harbouring of terrorists
2016/02/05 List of actions by the Commission to improve the rights of LGBTI persons
2018/04/03 Number of asylum applications and threat from Turkey
2017/05/02 Churches seized by Erdogan
2016/06/10 Status of countries with a controlled BSE risk: the economic impact
2016/06/01 Tax havens and free trade agreement
2016/05/31 The EU's inconsistent stance on Turkey
2016/05/31 The EU's inconsistent stance on Turkey
2015/10/08 Checks on cars made by American manufacturers
2015/05/19 Counter-terrorism measures
2015/05/19 Counter-terrorism measures
2015/05/19 Counterproductive consequences of exaggerated hygiene requirements
2015/05/19 Counter-productive consequences of normative hygiene rules
2015/01/30 Links between Schengen Convention and terrorism
2018/03/29 Scandalous arrest of a representative of the Serbian Government in Kosovo
2018/03/29 Scandalous arrest of a representative of the Serbian Government in Kosovo
2015/03/03 The 1619 missing Greeks
2015/03/03 The 1 619 missing Greeks
2016/05/31 Pointlessness of a European Security Union
2016/05/31 On the pointlessness of a European Security Union
2016/05/31 The danger that migrants pose to Europe
2015/08/28 Goldman Sachs and its part in Greece's entry into the eurozone
2015/08/28 Eurostat's role in facilitating Greece's entry into the euro area
2015/07/02 Fight against breast cancer in Europe
2015/03/31 Europe's natural and necessary partnership with Russia for energy security
2015/03/31 Natural and necessary partnership with Russia for our energy security
2015/02/27 Amendment of the fuel quality directive and the renewable energy directive
2015/02/24 Supposed convergence of European and US standards
2015/02/24 Amendment of EU directives on fuel quality and renewable energy
2014/12/16 VP/HR - Need to translate the Commission's various websites into French
2014/12/16 Need to translate the Commission's various websites into French
2015/02/27 Is the TTIP a cover for a 'transatlantic monetary system'?
2015/02/27 Is the TTIP a cover for a 'transatlantic monetary system'?

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