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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: 2017-10-16

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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
Germany
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/28 Commission proposal for an Investment Court System for TTIP and other EU trade and investment agreements
2015/07/07 Protection of World Heritage in Malta
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/03/23 Social services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
2015/03/11 EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
2014/08/04 Online public consultation by DG Trade on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)
2014/08/04 Online public consultation by DG Trade on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)
2017/08/29 Ragweed in Brandenburg
2016/02/26 Regional promotion in Brandenburg
2016/02/17 Detention of a Swedish citizen in Peru
2015/12/03 Regional promotion of rural areas
2015/01/14 Trade agreement and regional specialities
2014/09/12 Infringement of the Water Framework Directive in the Land of Brandenburg
2016/09/21 Cross-border local public transport
2016/07/11 New amendments to the Hungarian Asylum Act and the Act on State Border resulting in the violation of EU law and the principle of non-refoulement
2015/12/07 Impunity of Francoist crimes in the Spanish state
2015/11/05 Lignite in Europe
2015/02/23 'Ghost ship' Blue Sky M
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2017/07/13 German cap on family reunification of asylum seekers from Greece
2016/10/26 Role of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the forced return of ten Syrian asylum seekers from Greece to Turkey on 20 October 2016
2016/10/19 Structural change: the Lausitz as an EU model region
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/04/22 The position of brown coal in ongoing EU assistance programmes
2016/04/22 Lignite in past European Union/European Community subsidy programmes
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/10/12 Turkey's coal-led policy
2014/07/25 Return of third-country nationals to Iraq
2017/08/29 Presence of iron ochre in the River Spree
2017/08/29 Presence of iron ochre and sulphates in the River Spree as a result of open-cast lignite mining
2017/02/06 Bodies provided for in CETA
2015/02/13 Transposition of pre-Lisbon measures in the domains of judicial and police cooperation
2014/10/27 Police violence and 'express expulsions' in Melilla
2014/10/10 Joint police operation 'Mos Maiorum'
2016/11/07 Lusatia: takeover of Vattenfall's lignite operations by Czech finance investor EPH - corporate structure of EPH/PPF
2016/11/07 Lusatia: takeover of Vattenfall's lignite operations by Czech finance investor EPH
2016/10/04 Sudanese Rapid Support Forces as beneficiaries of EU funds
2016/01/27 Returning migrants/refugees to war-torn countries
2015/11/19 EU-Turkey: Draft Action Plan on support of refugees and migration
2015/07/08 Istanbul Pride 2015 and Commission action in support of the LGBT community
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2014/11/26 Urban development in Istanbul
2014/09/24 Classification of countries as safe countries of origin in Germany
2017/07/18 Growing asparagus under plastic in the Mittlere Havelniederung bird conservation area - complaint CHAP(2014)03309
2017/07/18 Growing asparagus under plastic in the Mittlere Havelniederung bird conservation area
2015/07/03 Updates on the situation in Ceuta and Melilla
2016/02/25 Safety of unaccompanied minors
2016/02/25 Safety of unaccompanied minors
2017/01/25 Push-backs by Croatia of asylum seekers to Serbia
2016/06/30 Refusal of Member States to comply with the EU decisions
2015/06/04 Impact of Interpol Red Notice on Schengen Information System
2015/05/11 Used tyre recycling facility in Halle (Saale), Saxony-Anhalt
2015/04/09 Violent push-backs of refugees by Bulgarian border guards
2015/03/03 Turkish justice system: the case of the Çarşı group

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