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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Christlich-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V.
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/10/09 Granting of coupled payments in the sugar sector
2017/07/12 Practices related to biofuel incorporation obligation in some Member States
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/13 Coupled payments in the Member States in the context of EU agricultural reform
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2017/03/07 Smart Eco Social Villages
2015/07/16 Damage to stone and soft fruit caused by the spread of the spotted-winged drosophilia fly
2016/07/25 Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1998 laying down detailed measures for the implementation of the common basic standards on aviation security
2016/03/09 Impact of the Nairobi WTO agreements on EU sugar market policy
2016/02/04 The existence of non-tariff barriers for food exporters on the internal EU market
2014/09/30 Joint agreements/decisions on agricultural products (Article 222 of Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013)
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/07/21 Ethanol producer Cana Brava in Peru: GHG emission savings values
2014/11/17 Support measures for young farmers
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/03/24 Checking the greenhouse gas performance calculations for biofuels
2016/06/30 Honey - labelling of country of origin
2016/07/18 Delay in authorisation of GM soybean products for import in the EU
2017/01/31 Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2016/07/25 Spread of protected species (the 'beaver problem')
2016/02/29 AnaCredit and its implications for SMEs in the agriculture and horticulture sectors