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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!

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Partidul Social Democrat
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Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/11/07 Relocation of the EMA to Bucharest
2016/12/20 Food biomass
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2017/03/27 Happiness indicators
2017/01/31 Digital literacy
2016/12/13 Water and climate change
2015/12/09 Urgent need to reduce the impact of livestock on climate change
2017/12/22 Epilepsy, a group of rare and complex diseases that affects the EU
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
2015/10/29 Action by the Commission to ensure implementation of pesticides legislation
2015/01/06 Aerial spraying of pesticides
2016/11/17 Expired medicines
2016/04/25 Access to medicines
2014/11/19 Availability of medicines in EU hospitals
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2016/12/13 Youth unemployment
2016/12/13 Childhood obesity
2016/11/17 Velocity
2017/12/22 Health issues for the next generation of European citizens
2017/03/07 VP/HR - Commission plans to cooperate with Libya on migration issues
2016/12/05 Natura 2000 - results and efficiency
2016/11/07 Nitrogen oxide emissions
2016/05/02 Risks to human health and the environment of using calcium cyanamide as a fertiliser
2014/10/24 Health status of the Roma population in the EU Member States
2017/12/22 Healthy homes, healthy people
2017/03/27 Non-standard forms of employment
2017/03/10 Glyphosate
2015/05/20 Breach of cosmetics testing ban - Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
2016/11/16 Diabetes
2014/11/12 Possible increase in number of diabetes cases in Europe
2018/02/20 Boosting blood plasma collection in the EU
2017/06/28 ECHA RAC mandated by Commission to set OELs
2016/01/27 Chemical warfare agents (CWA) in the Baltic Sea
2017/04/27 Psychosomatics and SDG 3
2016/05/10 Tobacco transparency in the EU institutions
2015/03/18 Partial ban on neonicotinoids
2014/11/19 Risk of Ebola jumping from wild animals to humans in the EU
2014/07/24 In silico medicine in Horizon 2020