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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!

Non-attached Members
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Foreign Affairs Substitute afet

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/20 Child labour exploitation by coffee and cocoa corporations
2017/06/08 Decomposition of polyethylene by a larva
2017/06/08 False information phenomenon
2016/12/09 Increase in food waste as a result of plastic containers
2015/01/27 Does food have a healing effect?
2014/12/09 Serious health risk from energy-saving light bulbs
2014/09/03 Excise duty on tobacco leaves
2015/07/02 Progress made in the implementation of the Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
2015/06/24 Traineeship remuneration: situation in Hungary
2015/06/18 Hospital healthcare in Hungary
2014/12/09 Ukraine preparing for Chernobyl 2.0
2017/06/08 Palm oil
2016/02/19 Application for Erasmus Mundus programmes
2014/11/20 Youth unemployment programmes
2018/02/01 Data on migrants
2018/02/01 Data on migrants
2015/06/24 Hungarian language
2017/06/08 Second life for precious metals
2015/05/21 Unrefrigerated milk
2015/05/21 New Commission working methods and secondary legislation
2015/02/26 Ambrosia artemisiifolia
2018/02/01 Geneva Convention of 1949
2017/03/28 Violation of the transparency principle and the right of access to documents
2015/09/16 Use and granting of 'Internationalisation Vouchers'
2015/01/30 Terrorist threat from Association Agreement country
2014/09/26 Road lighting
2016/12/09 Sugar-rich drinks and sweets in schools
2016/04/27 Microbeads
2014/12/09 Anomalies in standard contract terms
2017/06/08 European database
2017/03/27 Pesticides
2016/12/09 Plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables
2016/04/21 Organic products and the use of antibiotics
2015/05/21 Aluminium-based products
2015/02/26 Bogus organic products in the USA
2016/12/09 'BIO' label
2015/09/16, a service only for people resident in Italy
2015/01/30 Nothing matters if it doesn't affect you
2015/01/27 Heracleum sosnowskyi (Sosnowsky's hogweed)