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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: 2017-01-31

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)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2015/11/17 World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) classification of bluetongue
2015/07/20 Harmonised classification and labelling of rodenticides
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2017/04/27 Safeguard measures for European rice producers
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2014/10/20 Russian embargo: future measures to help European farmers
2014/10/20 Russian embargo: European farmers
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/02/29 Biofuel production in the EU
2017/04/24 Stabilisation mechanism for bananas from Nicaragua
2017/04/19 Interconnection of national land registries and data protection
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/11/15 Customer identification and control methods in the context of Directive (EU) 2015/849
2015/12/11 Support measures to combat avian flu
2015/11/13 New breeding techniques (NBTs) for plants
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2014/12/22 Request for the wolf to be declassified under the Habitats Directive and the Bern Convention
2017/07/12 Practices related to biofuel incorporation obligation in some Member States
2017/03/13 Taxation of ports
2016/07/11 Developing ways of tackling varroatosis
2016/05/04 Palm oil tax
2016/11/15 Basic substances with a derogation for use as a biocide awaiting plant-health approval
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/01/22 Calculating the ILUC factor
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/07/11 Improving honey resources
2016/01/15 Honey labelling fraud
2017/09/18 The place of the beef market in trade negotiations with Mercosur
2017/05/02 Revision of EU Ecolabel categories
2017/04/28 Trade policy and agriculture
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2015/11/17 Current situation as regards Xylella fastidiosa in the EU
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2017/09/05 CETA - Tariff quotas for cheese and other sensitive sectors
2017/05/31 Glyphosate
2017/03/06 Admissibility of quassia as a base substance
2016/07/13 Impact of Brexit on beef quotas agreed under CETA
2016/03/17 Difference in the treatment of hydropower concessions in France and in Europe