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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
Magic Circle
Security and Defence Vice-Chair sede
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Development Substitute deve

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/09/28 FRONTEX - cooperation with non EU/ Schengen countries
2014/11/27 Compliance with EU law and fundamental rights of Italian circular and annexes thereto on fingerprint collection from irregular migrants
2014/11/12 Network meeting with media representatives from the Eastern Partnership countries
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
2014/08/27 Network meeting with media representatives from the EaP countries
2016/11/18 Case of refugee Αhmad H. facing a life sentence in Hungary
2015/10/21 VP/HR - Reconstruction of the city of Kobanî
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2015/05/05 Cancellation of debt for countries affected by Ebola
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
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
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2014/12/22 Integrated Border Management System IBMS
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2015/04/07 End of milk quotas
2014/12/01 Security Sector Reform Ukraine (EUAM)
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
2015/07/03 VP/HR - NATO cooperation with the EUNAVFOR MED Mission
2014/10/17 EU entry/exit system - smart borders
2017/03/28 Mr Dijsselbloem's remarks on what caused the economic crisis in southern Europe
2017/02/09 VP/HR - Disinformation campaigns, cyber attacks or takeovers of servers by other governments
2017/01/17 Incorporating Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria into the Eurosur surveillance network
2016/01/19 Measures to combat terrorist financing
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/12/02 Uranium Mining in Tanzania
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
2014/10/15 Tests with drones in the projects 'Closeye', 'DeSIRE' and 'Aeroceptor'
2014/10/15 Use of large drones in the SUNNY project to detect undesirable migration
2014/08/28 EU financial aid to the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
2017/05/16 An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/02/14 EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals
2017/09/14 VP/HR - Joint G5 Sahel intervention force to prevent migration to Libya
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'
2017/05/03 Article 41(2) of the Treaty on European Union
2016/10/13 'EU-Afghanistan Joint Way Forward on migration issues': Role and consultation of the European Parliament
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
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2015/06/16 EUBAM - Libya
2014/09/17 EUBAM Libya - unanswered questions
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
2014/09/04 Development Assistance Group Ethiopia (DAG) funding of forced resettlements in Ethiopia