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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!

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Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands
Magic Circle
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Member libe

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Possible use of special ammunition by the Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip
2018/05/24 VP/HR - Foreign military personnel being held by the Syrian armed forces
2017/06/14 The 'Chancellor Act' and doubts about the sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Germany
2017/06/07 Germany's sovereignty gaps
2016/06/21 VP/HR - Deployment of armed forces from the Member States in Syria
2015/09/24 Lack of medical screening of migrants
2014/12/18 Discrimination on grounds of political opinion or viewpoint in the German Federal Republic (GFR)
2018/01/29 VP/HR - Continued violence against white South Africans
2017/11/27 Human rights violations in the case of Mateusz Piskorski
2017/07/18 EU 'aid centre' at Ponikve airport in south-western Serbia
2017/03/30 NGOs are supporting people-smugglers in the Mediterranean
2015/10/15 Respecting the rights of indigenous people
2015/02/27 Who wrote the application for aid for Greece?
2015/01/08 Persecution of MPs and supporters of the Golden Dawn party in Greece
2018/03/27 'Rocker crime' research project
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/03/30 Population explosion leading to invasion of asylum seekers
2015/09/24 Measures for preventing asylum shopping
2015/03/03 Mysterious fatal shootings in Independence Square in Kiev
2016/06/09 VP/HR - Lifting of sanctions against Syria
2016/01/21 Commission assessment of the rule of law in Poland
2016/01/21 Monopoly on food
2016/01/21 Evidence to justify extending the sanctions against Russia
2015/12/16 Safety concerns over e-cigarettes
2015/01/15 Findings on the disappearance of flight MH 370
2015/01/15 Violation of the third-country rule
2017/07/10 Possible denial of due process in the trial of Ex-President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine
2015/10/30 TTIP - control systems for passenger vehicle emissions
2015/10/30 Transfer to the ECB of millions of items of personal data: another scandal in the offing?
2014/10/09 VP/HR - Investigating the massacre in Eastern Ukraine
2014/09/25 Commission's stance on Ukraine's nuclear plans
2014/09/19 Knowledge about Russian troops and their movements in Ukraine
2018/02/28 VP/HR — EU position on border incursions by Israel
2017/11/27 Verification procedure as set out in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 against the Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF)
2017/05/29 Investment support for water associations
2017/03/30 Border crossings into Europe
2017/03/30 Support for the Pulse of Europe movement
2015/10/30 A million passports issued in Afghanistan
2017/07/10 Drug smuggling from EU countries into Iran
2016/06/21 Smuggling migrant children
2015/02/27 The Commission's objectives in the province of Vojvodina
2014/10/09 Bank deal involving new Commissioner
2018/03/06 Foreign support for the establishment of a Catalonian terrorist front
2018/01/10 VP/HR - Withdrawal of the 'Islamic State' terrorist group from the Syrian war zone
2017/03/30 Political abuse of the criminal offence of 'establishing a criminal/terrorist organisation'
2015/04/08 Commission measures against the Islamist terror threat
2015/02/03 Islamist terrorist threat
2018/03/06 VP/HR - What is the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy's position on the potential expropriation without compensation from white farmers in South Africa?
2018/01/10 VP/HR - Conversion of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) into a regular army
2015/12/16 Frontex officials on transgender courses
2015/12/16 Drone attacks by the USA
2015/10/15 Migration into the European Union
2015/09/24 Terrorists among the so-called 'refugees'
2015/02/26 Implications of the Paris attacks for security policy
2015/01/23 Conclusions drawn by the EU from revelations of CIA torture in Europe
2015/01/23 CIA torture in Europe - how much does the EU know?