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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!

European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Freie Wähler
Magic Circle
Women's Rights and Gender Equality Member femm
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Member pest
Employment and Social Affairs Member empl
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/16 Are the statutory safeguards against bird flu (H5N8) fit for purpose?
2016/12/19 ESF funding for private and religious schools
2016/07/27 Official warning information of disasters, accidents or attacks
2017/09/29 Eramus+: funding youth exchanges in Europe
2016/10/12 One-day-old male chicks shredded or gassed to death by the billion
2016/07/27 Combating the darknet and its criminal consequences
2016/06/22 Bee deaths and the use of pesticides
2016/06/13 Bioenergy for Europe - consequences for human rights worldwide
2016/06/13 Bioenergy from Europe - situation of family farms
2016/04/21 Retail competitiveness in Europe
2016/04/21 Abuse and fraud in home care in Europe
2015/02/04 Actions against antisemitism in Europe
2015/02/02 Initiatives to improve coordination of transport policy in Europe
2018/04/20 State of transposition of Directive 2005/36/EC, particularly regarding training for midwives
2016/03/14 Lack of reply from the Commission to a letter sent by 60 MEPs
2016/02/23 Financial aid for the refugee situation in the Nord-Pas de Calais region
2016/02/09 Restrictions on cash purchases
2014/11/18 Introduction of a fair play levy on transfer fees in professional football
2017/04/26 Common defence policy - function of the headquarters in Ulm
2017/03/03 Preservation of raccoons in German zoos
2016/09/28 Interrail pass for all 18-year-olds - the EPP Group Chairman's proposal
2016/04/25 Criticism by Turkey: Commission measures against the Dresdner Sinfoniker
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2015/11/13 Criticism of German youth welfare offices - scandal in Gelsenkirchen
2015/11/06 Removing the raccoon (Procyon lotor) from the Union list of invasive species
2016/01/22 European Year 2016
2015/07/08 The share economy - opportunities and challenges for the European single market
2015/05/05 Abolition of the changeover to Central European Summer Time (CEST)
2015/03/13 European Patients Ombudsman
2016/01/18 Trump International's business activities in the EU
2015/12/11 Rural development, demographic trends and maternity care
2015/09/02 Using EU structural funds to promote accessibility for families and people of all ages ('family-friendliness' and 'generation-friendliness')
2015/09/02 Rural development and a family-friendly 'digital village'
2018/03/19 Conformity with EU law of grid expansion and power lines in Germany
2018/03/02 Street development contributions in Germany - compatibility with EU law
2017/12/08 Railway noise and the expansion of the EU Rotterdam-Genoa corridor
2016/07/04 Application of EU law in the planned sale of Frankfurt-Hahn airport
2017/06/12 Patent for naturally-mutated malting barley
2016/04/07 VP/HR - Terrorist attack on Easter Sunday in Lahore
2015/09/17 Use and definition of the term 'gender mainstreaming' in EU contexts
2015/06/16 EU-wide minimum standards on the keeping of wild animals in circuses
2014/10/14 Residential institutions in the EU
2014/07/24 Families with children at a disadvantage when booking holidays in the EU internal market
2018/01/29 African swine fever and the use of night sights in hunting
2016/09/15 Cooperation with the African Union - Likely flows of refugees
2016/07/15 Pokémon Go: child protection and data protection in the EU
2016/06/10 Child marriage as a violation of human rights - Recognition in EU Member States
2015/07/17 The protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in Europe