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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!

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Vice-Chair sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/09/28 FRONTEX - cooperation with non EU/ Schengen countries
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2018/01/18 VP/HR - Italian arms exports to Saudi Arabia
2017/07/31 Retabling of question on cooperation with Libya on the management of its land borders
2017/04/11 Cooperation with Libya to manage land borders
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/10/17 EU entry/exit system - smart borders
2014/10/09 Effects of the US Cuban embargo legislation on persons in the EU and non-compliance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 of 22 November 1996
2014/09/30 Whereabouts of the 501 Tunisian migrants who disappeared or were subject to enforced disappearance between 2011 and 2013
2017/01/17 Incorporating Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria into the Eurosur surveillance network
2015/07/03 VP/HR - Use of drones for surveillance of unwanted migration in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco
2015/07/03 Participation by Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt in Seahorse Mediterraneo
2014/11/12 Network meeting with media representatives from the Eastern Partnership countries
2014/08/27 Network meeting with media representatives from the EaP countries
2018/05/14 Toothless monitoring and advisory mechanism of the EUNAVFOR MED Operation SOPHIA
2018/01/08 Unpaid internships at the Commission
2018/01/04 Have your say feedback mechanism: European Defence Industrial Development Programme
2018/01/04 Europol's cooperation with US Operation Gallant Phoenix
2017/05/03 Article 41(2) of the Treaty on European Union
2016/10/11 VP/HR - Training in cooperation with the paramilitary European Gendarmerie Force (EUROGENDFOR)
2016/03/14 VP/HR - EU East Stratcom Task Force
2015/07/03 VP/HR - NATO cooperation with the EUNAVFOR MED Mission
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2018/04/05 Uranium mining in Tanzania - The role of the ISTC and the objectives for sustainable development
2017/12/11 Development aid for Libyan agencies funding IT and forensics tools for the 'fight against people smuggling'
2015/12/02 Uranium Mining in Tanzania
2014/09/04 Development Assistance Group Ethiopia (DAG) funding of forced resettlements in Ethiopia
2014/08/28 EU financial aid to the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
2018/02/28 EU support for Tunisia's security sector reform
2018/01/17 Extensive technical support for Libyan coast guards
2017/12/06 Closer integration of Ukraine in the EU's internal security strategy
2017/02/09 VP/HR - Disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks or takeovers of servers by other governments
2014/12/01 Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM)
2018/06/13 Frontex's use of Eurosur
2018/05/29 Developing drone capabilities as part of the Ocean 2020 project
2018/04/30 Frontex long-range drones for border surveillance
2018/04/17 Project 'Aurora' on border surveillance in Libya
2018/03/08 VP/HR - US plans to partition Syria
2017/05/19 New border surveillance technologies - Frontex
2017/01/11 Use and acquisition of unmanned or optionally piloted aerial vehicles by Frontex and EMSA
2016/04/05 VP/HR - Surveillance and intervention in Libya
2014/12/22 Integrated Border Management System IBMS
2014/10/15 Use of large drones in the SUNNY project to detect undesirable migration
2017/09/14 VP/HR - Joint G5 Sahel intervention force to prevent migration to Libya
2015/06/16 EUBAM - Libya
2014/09/17 EUBAM Libya - unanswered questions
2018/06/13 Monitoring the Mediterranean with Copernicus
2018/06/13 Surveillance of the Mediterranean with Eurosur
2018/01/17 Drones over the Mediterranean
2017/12/04 Seahorse programme aimed at involving Libya in the EU's monitoring of the Mediterranean
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2014/10/15 Tests with drones in the projects 'Closeye', 'DeSIRE' and 'Aeroceptor'
2018/03/12 Maritime information exchange with Libya
2018/02/14 Planned Europol agreement on the exchange of data with Egypt to combat 'migration-related challenges'
2018/01/31 EU research project on maritime data fusion
2018/01/31 Helping the Libyan Coast Guard to establish a Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre
2017/08/07 Police data exchange with US military
2017/06/29 Projects involving the exchange of information between the military, police forces and secret services
2016/09/05 ERDF - Police training
2016/01/19 Measures to combat terrorist financing
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî