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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Folkebevægelsen mod EU
Magic Circle
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Economic and Monetary Affairs Substitute econ

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/03 Legality of EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement
2017/02/03 Increased EU fishing in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU funding to Moroccan projects in Western Sahara under the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement
2017/02/03 EU fishing in Western Sahara waters under the EU-Morocco Fishing Agreement
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/05/23 Ruling by the General Court of the European Union on the Commission's decision of 10 September 2014 to refuse to register the European Citizens' Initiative 'STOP TTIP'
2017/02/03 VP/HR - European companies investing in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Military presence of Morocco in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 International status of Western Sahara under international and EU law
2017/02/03 EU health and food safety inspections in Western Sahara
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and the decision of the European Court of Justice on EU-Morocco relations
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2017/08/31 EU-Egypt priorities
2015/09/28 Volkswagen's emissions fraud and the protection of EU citizens
2017/05/08 VP/HR - Implementation of the Council's LGBTI Guidelines, particularly in relation to the persecution of (perceived) homosexual men in Chechnya, Russia
2016/05/04 TTIP negotiations between the EU and the USA
2016/04/04 Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter
2015/01/07 Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation
2016/11/25 Withdrawing from the euro
2015/11/18 Privacy of EU Facebook users
2017/02/28 EU withdrawal and the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
2017/02/03 Western Sahara and EU-Morocco negotiations on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
2017/01/09 Accommodating foreign trade concerns regarding the new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors
2016/04/11 Offsets in connection with Denmark's purchase of new fighter aircraft
2015/10/28 Age of criminal responsibility
2016/01/28 Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement)
2015/05/08 Tobacco agreements
2014/09/09 Investigation into the crash of flight MH-17 in Ukraine
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2015/05/12 Lobbying in Europe
2014/09/29 Providing advice on country-by-country reporting
2017/06/30 Promotion of Ryanair by Commissioner Violeta Bulc
2016/04/11 Swedish interest deduction limitation rules
2015/07/02 EU subsidies for relocation of jobs
2015/06/17 Transparency of the application of the Stability and Growth Pact