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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Europe Écologie
Magic Circle
Constitutional Affairs Member afco
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Legal Affairs Substitute juri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/03/18 Destruction of a project funded by the LIFE + programme
2016/03/17 VP/HR - Israeli demolition and confiscation of EU-funded Palestinian structures in the West Bank
2016/02/29 Transparency and the proper labelling of sanitary products such as tampons
2015/12/01 Implementation of Council decisions on the relocation of 160 000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece
2015/07/16 VP/HR - Israeli Knesset bill restricting the independence of civil society
2016/03/10 VP/HR - Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2016/03/10 Israeli settlement construction in area E2
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
2015/10/08 Software and security in the light of the Volkswagen case
2015/02/16 Illegal trade in Barbary macaques
2017/10/19 Granting of licences to engage in electric fishing contrary to legislation
2016/06/16 Failure to respect the Council of Europe recommendation on force-feeding
2016/05/04 Transposition of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes
2016/01/28 Commission proposal amending the EU firearms directive
2015/11/10 Export of live animals and conditions of slaughter
2016/06/15 Compatibility of Polish anti-terrorism law with EU law and human rights standards
2015/12/01 Compatibility of the establishment and management of hotspots with EU law
2015/09/07 Licensed wolf culling in France
2015/05/27 Transposition by France of Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and 2014/25/EU of 26 February 2014 with regard to legal services provided by lawyers
2017/05/24 PCE/PEC - Recognition of citizenship rights of UK citizens in other EU Member States and agreement on non-UK EU citizens' rights in the UK
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/17 Dieselgate
2018/05/25 VP/HR - Follow-up on the Council's conclusions on Myanmar of 26 February 2018 and its decision 2018/655
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/04/10 Youth Guarantee: Excluding national investment from the deficit criteria
2016/01/15 Situation in Poland - next steps
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2014/12/09 Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty