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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
ANO 2011
Czech Republic
Magic Circle
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Member pana
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Terrorism Substitute terr
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2016/02/10 According to Europol at least 10 000 refugee children are missing
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2016/12/07 EU law enforcement information exchange and the replacement of pre-Lisbon instruments
2017/03/30 Reforms in Greece to create growth and jobs
2016/07/15 Reducing the administrative burden on the financial sector, in order to foster investment, thus creating jobs and growth
2016/06/24 Implementation of reforms creating jobs and growth in Greece
2016/04/20 External border management in Italy
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/04/28 Commissioner Moscovici's support for manifesto on EU economic governance
2015/03/09 Total ban on the use of languages other than the official language of Bulgaria during election campaigns
2015/01/08 VP/HR - Russian-language information on the situation in Ukraine
2016/05/04 Scope of application of the 'loi Macron' and implications for the EU road transport sector
2016/03/18 Repeated refusal to grant access to Greek hotspots
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/06/03 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/23 The eurozone and larger economies
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/11/07 Potential state aid to a car manufacturer based in the UK
2016/07/15 Compliance with macroeconomic adjustment programmes in Greece
2016/02/24 Consequences of the proposed directive on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons and the possibility of transitional provisions
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/05/22 Consultation process on the European New Agenda for Migration
2015/03/18 Oversight of Commission funding for Member State projects under the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) programme
2015/01/29 Compliance of the German provisions on the minimum wage with European law
2015/01/26 The implications of the German Minimum Wage Act on Czech companies
2014/12/12 Legislative proposals following the LuxLeaks case
2014/12/02 Creative Europe programme
2014/12/01 Tax rulings in Member States
2017/04/03 Academic freedom in Hungary under threat
2016/04/06 SME supporting factor
2016/04/06 Foreign currency loans
2015/02/26 Unacceptable answer from the Commission and free movement of people
2014/12/02 Free movement of people
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
2015/02/05 VP/HR - Political prisoners and polarisation in Venezuela
2017/05/17 Impact of software on solvency
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria

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