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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: 2017-01-31

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
Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis
Lithuania
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Regional Development Substitute regi
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Spanish Government's consent to the use of Ceuta's port facilities by Moscow warships undermining EU sanctions and possible family links with Commissioner Arias Cañete
2016/03/18 VP/HR - Spanish Government consent to Russian warships using Ceuta's port facilities
2015/07/13 VP/HR - Russian propaganda directed towards the EU
2014/11/27 Checking and stopping of Lithuanian- registered vehicles at the Russian border
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
2014/09/29 VP/HR - Urgent request concerning seized Lithuanian vessel
2014/09/29 Urgent request concerning seized Lithuanian vessel
2016/12/02 VP/HR - Myanmar Sexual Assault Crimes
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
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
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko
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
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2014/11/13 VP/HR - The case of Souad Al-Shammary in Saudi Arabia
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2016/06/16 EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
2016/04/05 State of safety of nuclear installations in Belarus
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
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Illegal prisoners in eastern Ukraine
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2016/01/25 Export of live animals outside the EU
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/06/16 Illegal trade in animals
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Murders and suspicious deaths in Ukraine
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2016/12/05 Attacks against civilians in Afghanistan
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/09/16 Anti-competitive effects of common ownership by large institutional investors
2016/06/29 Three leading human rights advocates jailed in Turkey
2016/06/06 Respect of fundamental rights and the principle of mutual sincere cooperation in agreements relating to asylum and migration policies
2015/10/13 On halting the broadcast of TV channels in Turkey
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
2015/09/11 Action against Member States violating the universal rights of asylum seekers
2015/08/04 VP/HR - Situation of human rights in Bahrain and case of Nabeel Rajab
2015/02/06 VP/HR - Addition of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' and 'Lugansk People's Republic' to the EU list of proscribed terrorist organisations
2014/12/08 Vasilijus Kotlerovas, a suspect in the January 13 events who has disappeared in Italy
2014/07/25 Exchange programmes for schoolchildren, students and young people in the fields of science, research and culture between the EU and the US and Canada
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/06/08 VP/HR - Sentencing of Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova
2016/05/24 Germany's law on minimum wage
2016/05/02 Relevance of the Welfare Quality project for foie gras production
2016/02/04 Ma'an TV in Palestine glorifies arch-terrorist
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/20 Reduced VAT rates for digital books and newspapers
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/05 Lithuanian law on the welfare and protection of animals - slaughter of animals without stunning
2016/07/14 Unexplained wealth and property in the EU belonging to third country officials
2016/06/03 Nord Stream II and its compatibility with the Third Energy Package in the territorial waters of Denmark and Germany
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic
2015/07/13 Plans for new Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea
2015/06/02 EU-Russia relations

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