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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: 2017-10-16

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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Déi Gréng - Les Verts
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/07/26 Possible cartel agreement on AdBlue tanks in cars
2016/05/24 Access to energy in Africa
2016/03/10 Use of European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds towards the EU's climate and energy targets
2015/12/07 Modelling the impact of energy efficiency
2014/07/17 Decision on state aid schemes with delayed notification leading to changes to the legal framework for renewable energy investments
2014/07/11 Decree - costs of energy bills for SMEs
2017/06/22 Labelling of vegan and vegetarian food products
2017/05/31 Failure to respect the Cartagena Protocol regarding the export of products obtained through so called 'new breeding techniques'
2016/09/28 Acrylamide in food
2015/01/07 The Clean Air Package
2017/01/27 Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy
2016/12/21 Ensuring scientific excellence at the Joint Research Centre (JRC)
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2015/12/07 Conflicts of interests involving Arias Cañete, Lamela and the company Berkeley
2016/01/28 State aid for nuclear power operator AREVA
2015/11/25 Nuclear power stations and childhood leukaemia
2015/03/06 Publication of the Commission Decision on State aid case SA.34947
2014/12/08 Overflights of nuclear power plants by drones
2017/07/14 Amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6
2017/07/14 Amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6
2017/02/21 Deployment of the European Train Control System
2015/10/28 Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Apulia
2015/03/23 Negotiations underway between the European Union and Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan
2016/11/04 Long-term operation of the Chvaletice coal power plant
2016/03/09 Hinkley Point C and EDF
2017/03/22 Reversible hydropower in Mequinenza, Spain
2016/05/04 Reversible hydropower plants
2015/11/17 Dieselgate
2015/04/16 The sale of glyphosate
2016/09/07 Nuclear safety at the Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant
2016/04/05 State of safety of nuclear installations in Belarus
2015/06/30 Continuation of ETS derogations up to 2030