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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
Lietuvos Respublikos liberalų sąjūdis
Magic Circle
Human Rights Member droi
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
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
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/06/03 Nord Stream II and its compatibility with the Third Energy Package in the territorial waters of Denmark and Germany
2016/03/22 Trade in animals leaving the EU
2015/07/13 Plans for new Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea
2014/12/05 Lithuanian law on the welfare and protection of animals - slaughter of animals without stunning
2017/10/05 Application of Common Position 2001/931/CFSP
2014/09/29 VP/HR - Urgent request concerning seized Lithuanian vessel
2014/09/29 Urgent request concerning seized Lithuanian vessel
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2016/06/08 VP/HR - Sentencing of Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
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
2018/03/27 VP/HR - Harassment and persecution of lawyers in Azerbaijan
2017/01/19 VP/HR - Egypt: The case of Ramy El-Sayed
2016/07/14 Unexplained wealth and property in the EU belonging to third country officials
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/07/02 VP/HR - The case of President Omar al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2018/01/15 On Pakistan's participation in GSP+
2017/08/24 VP/HR - The situation in Venezuela
2016/12/02 VP/HR - Myanmar Sexual Assault Crimes
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
2016/02/04 Ma'an TV in Palestine glorifies arch-terrorist
2015/10/13 On halting the broadcast of TV channels in Turkey
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
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
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
2018/03/06 Detention of unaccompanied children in police station cells in Greece
2017/05/15 Stress tests on the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant
2017/01/25 Belarus nuclear power plant as a potential source of dirty and dangerous energy
2018/05/17 Gazprom's acquittal instead of sanctions
2018/03/19 VP/HR - Syrian security official in Italy despite EU sanctions
2017/10/03 VP/HR - Corruption charges against Dorin Chirtoacă
2016/09/30 VP/HR - Illegal prisoners in eastern Ukraine
2016/01/04 EU counter-measures to Russian trade sanctions against Ukraine
2015/05/05 VP/HR - Murders and suspicious deaths in Ukraine
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Appointing an EU Special Representative for Ukraine
2014/12/08 Vasilijus Kotlerovas, a suspect in the January 13 events who has disappeared in Italy
2017/12/12 VP/HR - Dissolution of the CNRP, Cambodia's main opposition party
2017/09/13 Cambodia: Kem Sokha, upholding democracy and freedom of the press, EU election observation mission as a pre-requisite for funding
2017/06/20 VP/HR - Follow up to question E-001165/2017 - observation mission for next year's national elections in Cambodia and guarantees for opposition leader
2016/12/05 Attacks against civilians in Afghanistan
2016/05/02 Relevance of the Welfare Quality project for foie gras production
2015/12/10 Nordstream pipeline project in the Baltic
2015/11/10 VP/HR - Arrest of Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko
2015/09/17 VP/HR - International investigation into missing students in Mexico
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
2018/03/12 VP/HR - Implementation of sanctions against Russia
2017/11/17 Violence employed by the Spanish police in Catalonia
2017/09/14 Precondition for granting macro-financial assistance (MFA) to Moldova
2017/07/14 Turbines installed in Crimea by Russian firm part-owned by Siemens
2017/03/28 VP/HR - Freedom of peaceful assembly in the Russian Federation
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
2015/06/02 EU-Russia relations
2014/11/27 Checking and stopping of Lithuanian- registered vehicles at the Russian border