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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
Die Grünen - Die Grüne Alternative
Austria
Magic Circle
Foreign Affairs Member afet
Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Substitute libe



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/13 Women in Colombia
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2016/05/11 EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention
2016/02/17 Representation of women in senior and middle management at the Commission
2017/06/20 Breakdown of documents by security classification levels
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/15 Shrinking space for civil society
2017/06/02 Recognition of school study periods abroad
2015/02/12 Recognition of the effects of civil status documents throughout the EU
2014/10/16 Alpine Crossing Exchange
2016/10/27 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance
2016/10/27 Combatting racism, xenophobia, homophobia, sexism and other forms of intolerance
2017/07/14 Unpaid internships at the European Commission
2016/09/28 Accusations of embezzlement of European funds in Hungary
2015/05/20 European Aid for Nepal
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/10/22 Oil smuggling in Iraq
2017/09/05 Alleged deal with Libyan militias to stem migrant flows
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
2016/11/16 Commissioner Günther Oettinger's racist, homophobic and sexist comments
2016/11/08 VP/HR — Protection of LGBTI people in Morocco
2016/04/15 Coordination between the Council, the Commission and the Kingdom of Morocco in relation to the appeal against the General Court judgment delivered on 10 December 2015 in Case T-512/12 Polisario Front v Council
2016/04/15 Risk of legal proceedings against the European Union following the Judgment of the General Court of 10 December 2015 - Front Polisario v Council
2015/11/30 Freedom of movement for same-sex couples and their families
2015/01/12 VP/HR - Harassment of the LGBTI community in Egypt
2014/12/18 Transcription of same-sex marriages in Italy
2014/11/06 Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania
2014/10/16 EU co-financing of the Baltic-Adriatic corridor
2014/07/25 Freedom of expression, assembly and association for LGBT people in Russia
2014/07/22 A26 Linz Westring motorway project - Treaty infringement proceedings against Austria
2016/01/27 Returning migrants/refugees to war-torn countries
2015/04/17 VP/HR - League of Arab States Liaison Office in Malta
2015/04/08 Clear standards for equality bodies to perform their duties in EU Member States, and EU demands for equality bodies in accession countries
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2015/02/03 Monitoring the rule of law and founding values of the EU in the Member States
2017/03/29 VP/HR - EU reaction to attacks on human rights defenders in Honduras
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/10/28 Assessing progress with the Environmental Liability Directive and next steps
2015/07/16 Recent events in Montenegro linked to human rights and EU funding
2015/07/16 Recent events in Montenegro linked to the rule of law and media freedom
2015/07/02 Fundamental right safeguards in the Facilitation Directive (2002/90/EC)
2015/04/09 Follow-up to urgency resolution on human rights in Uzbekistan
2015/02/27 VP/HR - Torture in Saudi Arabia
2016/02/25 Safety of unaccompanied minors
2016/02/25 Safety of unaccompanied minors
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/03/08 International Roma Day
2017/02/16 Meeting between President Ilham Aliyev and President Juncker
2017/01/27 Initiatives aimed at increasing access to healthcare services for Roma in the European Union
2016/11/28 Reintroduction of forced sterilisation of transgender persons in Slovakia
2016/09/26 Situation in Hungary: Referendum and respect for European and international law on asylum
2016/07/06 Access to asylum and legal representation in connection with inadmissibility recommendations issued by the European Asylum Support Office
2016/02/11 Forced evictions of Roma
2015/07/17 EU reaction to anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria
2015/07/09 Length of administrative detention
2015/04/20 Outsourcing of asylum processing and search and rescue operations to third countries
2015/02/25 Metsamor nuclear power plant
2014/11/25 NGO access to detention centres
2014/11/25 Access to information on the detention of third-country nationals
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey
2017/09/08 Interpol arrest warrants (Red Notices) and Turkey
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
2014/07/28 Illegally logged timber from Romania

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