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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 Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Magic Circle
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Member imco
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/04/08 Air passengers' rights
2015/09/28 Improvement of the indoor climate of European buildings
2015/07/17 Improving indoor air quality in European buildings
2016/05/13 Review of the Cosmetics Regulation
2016/01/28 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2016/01/28 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2015/11/06 Regulation (EU) No 2015/1775 on seal products
2016/12/08 VAT in e-commerce
2015/10/21 Public Procurement Directive
2015/01/28 Requirement to pay tax on public procurement in an EU Member State
2014/11/17 Requirement to pay tax on public procurement
2014/10/31 High fructose corn syrup
2017/09/21 Relocation of the European Medicines Agency
2016/07/05 EU subsidies for the relocation of jobs
2015/10/12 Mutual recognition of specialist medical training
2015/04/09 State aid for job relocation
2014/11/21 Indirect state aid in the form of tax-free zones
2014/09/03 Relocation of abattoir jobs
2017/07/07 Health warnings on tobacco products
2017/03/01 Shooting of migratory birds in southern Europe
2017/02/24 The correlation between Bisphenol A and diabetes
2016/09/29 Health care providers systematically diagnosing borreliosis in patients who do not have borreliosis
2016/01/14 Microplastics in cosmetics and beauty products
2015/12/14 Imports of products containing harmful substances
2015/07/14 Diabetes costs
2015/05/11 Implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive
2015/02/04 Checks at the EU's external borders
2015/01/06 Discrimination against EU citizens
2017/09/21 Cross-border recovery of student debt
2017/08/29 Price rises as a result of the abolition of roaming charges
2016/11/21 Competition situation on the mobile data roaming market
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
2016/02/18 Compatibility of new Danish environmental legislation with EU directives
2016/01/19 Facebook-Uber cooperation and data protection
2015/12/14 Protection against nickel allergy
2015/12/14 Roaming charges in international waters
2015/12/14 Car owners' right to own car data
2015/09/29 Free market for mobile phone applications
2015/02/10 Crime and illegal return of deported EU offenders
2015/01/20 Car hire legislation
2014/11/07 Legislation on cookies
2016/10/10 Agriculture Package
2016/05/10 Emission measurements in the automotive sector
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/05/11 Hazardous chemicals in water- and grease-repellent material
2015/04/30 EU agricultural innovation systems
2015/02/17 Hazardous chemicals in furs
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2014/12/02 Wildlife injuries from harvesters
2017/08/30 Harmonisation of charger plugs for smartphones
2016/12/08 Toys that can be used to spy on children
2016/09/07 Commission requests for information from type-approval authorities
2016/07/14 Glyphosate - implementation and enforcement of the recommended restrictions
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2015/11/19 National taxation of EU funding
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/04/10 Computer battery requirements
2015/03/13 Harmful laser pointers
2015/02/19 Registration of football supporters
2015/02/11 Compensation for airline passengers
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides
2014/11/27 Banning of the substance triclosan
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
2017/06/19 Inadequate reporting by chemical firms
2016/06/08 'Yes, please' scheme for advertising in Denmark - possible on environmental grounds
2016/02/18 Food fraud in Denmark
2016/02/12 VP/HR - Reaction to Israel's destruction of development projects funded by the UK, Denmark and the EU
2015/08/03 Links between prescribers and producers
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/03/18 Partial ban on neonicotinoids
2015/01/05 Fuel surcharge on flights