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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 Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Ciudadanos – Partido de la Ciudadanía
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/12/09 EU-Ecuador trade agreement and Canary Island bananas
2016/11/10 Resolution by the regional Parliament of Cataluña (Spain) violating the principle of fair cooperation between EU Member States and the single market
2016/11/04 Ratification by the Member States of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change
2016/10/31 Recognition of osteopathy in all Member States
2016/10/31 Compatibility of the third PCI list with the Paris Agreement
2016/09/30 Pulses and climate change
2016/08/31 Protection of the Iberian wolf in Spain
2016/07/13 Obama administration announces new regulations for methane emissions from oil and gas
2016/07/12 VP/HR - Australian immigration detention centres on Manus and Nauru islands
2016/07/12 Negligence on the part of airline Vueling
2016/06/24 Commission forecast on gas demand
2016/06/21 Phasing out plant protection products in and around cities
2016/04/27 Mercury pollution from power station emissions
2016/03/10 VP/HR - Transparency regarding EU sanctions imposed on ISIL
2016/03/10 VP/HR - EU sanctions against Faysal al-Zahrani, Husasyn Juaythini and Turki al Binali
2016/12/22 EU farming sector too little involved in GHG reduction and use of European funds in this sector
2016/12/01 About free movement of data in de European Union
2016/11/30 Death penalty for homosexuals and the prevention of European radicalisation
2016/06/28 Possible breach of the legal principles of the community right to legitimate expectation and legal certainty
2016/08/31 VP/HR - Respect for human rights and the non-religious minority in Turkey
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/03/08 VP/HR - the Zika virus and women's rights
2016/02/29 No-go zones in Europe
2016/09/07 Plastic microbeads
2016/09/07 Funding sanitation facilities
2016/04/26 The case of Jan Böhmermann and respect for freedom of expression in Germany
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Freedom of expression in Bahrain and the case of Ebrahim Sharif
2016/02/29 VP/HR - Renewed fatwa on Salman Rushdie and freedom of expression in Iran
2016/12/21 New regulation on labelling products suitable for coeliacs
2016/10/31 Inclusion of the cost of dismantling nuclear plants and managing their waste in nuclear energy prices
2016/09/30 Pulses and food security
2016/07/01 The contribution of high efficiency cogeneration to primary energy savings and the development of this technology
2016/06/21 The Rules of Procedure of the General Court and secret evidence
2016/05/24 Food loss and food waste
2016/04/29 Request to calculate the reduction in prices for end-users from renewables
2016/03/04 Politicisation of the media in Catalonia
2016/08/31 Aid for domestic coal
2016/08/31 Aid to Italy after the earthquake
2016/12/22 Independence of the Spanish electricity market regulator
2016/11/30 The interruptibility service in Spain and how it fits into EU legislation
2016/10/31 Assigning CO2 emissions rights for coal-fired electricity generation
2016/10/31 Capacity payments for electricity generation in Spain
2016/08/31 Excessive deficit penalties for Spain
2016/04/27 Forests as an additional means of offsetting CO2 emissions
2016/11/22 Determining admissible levels of asbestos fibre ingested in drinking water and replacing asbestos cement pipes
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/07/01 Promoting small-scale inland fisheries in the drylands of Sub-Saharan Africa
2016/06/01 Sustainable and responsible fishing
2016/05/31 Effective and sustainable management of deep-water trawling
2016/05/25 Encouraging quantum technology
2016/05/02 Signals to give investors in renewable energy confidence
2016/04/26 Legislative framework for regulating light pollution
2016/02/29 Comprehensive law against gender violence