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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Socialni demokrati
Slovenia
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe
Terrorism Substitute terr
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet
Money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion Substitute pana



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/26 Combating racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/26 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/12/19 Discriminatory Austrian legislation
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/06/28 Cooperation agreement with Philip Morris International (PMI)
2015/07/02 Free movement and Roma
2015/02/05 Harmonisation of frequency band plans - International Amateur Radio Union
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/03/03 Reduction of funding for Horizon 2020 programme
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2014/12/10 VP/HR - Self-determination and statehood in Western Sahara
2014/09/30 VP/HR - Case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
2017/09/26 VP/HR - The case of Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro and the Palestinian Cyber Crime Law
2017/04/05 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) monitoring and complaints system
2017/03/27 The Dinka-Nuer conflict and the ensuing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Israel's separation wall in Palestine: legality of EU funding of security firm Elbit
2016/02/08 VP/HR - Lack of EU reaction to Israel's settlements expansion
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
2015/06/02 VP/HR - Israeli military training in the occupied Palestinian territory
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/03/11 Violation of human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Ukraine
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
2015/12/07 Alleged illegal issuing of Schengen visas in Belarus
2015/12/07 Alleged illegal issuing of Schengen visas in Belarus
2015/06/11 Progress in the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty
2015/03/23 Intra-EU flights
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2015/01/30 New framework for the rule of law
2017/05/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska - state of affairs one year later
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/04/26 Financing of intermodal rail transport at the port of Trieste
2016/04/08 Frequency problems for Slovenian radio stations in Primorska as a result of Italy's use of the radio spectrum in contravention of the rules
2015/07/02 More effective measures to raise awareness on dementia
2015/04/09 VP/HR - Prosecution of war crimes in Syria
2015/03/31 The distribution of development education and awareness raising (DEAR) grants
2015/03/24 VP/HR - Netanyahu's rejection of a two-state solution
2015/03/03 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP)
2015/01/30 German minimum wage requirement for drivers engaged in road transport as a measure against social dumping
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/07/09 Solution to the expropriation of natural persons (small lay investors) at Slovenian systemic banks
2017/03/30 Support of and visibility in Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2017/03/30 VP/HR - Support for and visibility of Pride marches and other public LGBTI events
2016/03/22 Directive 2004/37/EC
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
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
2016/11/08 VP/HR — Protection of LGBTI people in Morocco
2016/09/20 Protected designation of origin and Teran
2016/05/02 VP/HR - Attacks on the LGBTI community in Bangladesh
2015/11/25 VP/HR - Bahraini Court of Cassation rejects appeal of two men sentenced to death on the basis of confessions obtained under duress
2015/02/12 Recognition of the effects of civil status documents throughout the EU
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/11/06 Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2017/09/15 Application of Relocation Decisions 2015/1523 and 2015/1601 ahead of their expiration date (26 September 2017)
2017/06/26 Refoulement of Turkish nationals by the Greek authorities
2017/03/06 Effects of the General Court's Orders on the EU-Turkey Statement
2017/02/28 EU list of tax havens: 0 % corporate tax rate regimes
2017/02/03 Tackling the disappearance of migrant children in Europe
2016/04/08 Compliance of EU-Turkey deal with the non-refoulement principle
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/04/30 Information systems and protection of unaccompanied minors
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals

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