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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 European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Partidul Naţional Liberal
Magic Circle
Industry, Research and Energy Member itre
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Substitute imco
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Substitute envi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2018/03/21 Integration of the European Reference Networks (ERNs) into national and regional health systems
2018/02/22 How can European Reference Networks support EU patients with chronic intestinal failure?
2018/01/24 Medicine shortages
2016/03/23 Riga Declaration on Tuberculosis (TB) and Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB)
2016/03/16 Employment rights of metastatic cancer patients
2015/06/09 Establishment of a cooperative structure for chronic diseases
2014/11/05 Screening in the EU for chronic cardiovascular diseases
2017/11/06 Preventing Romania from becoming the landfill of Europe
2017/06/23 Preventing sexual abuse of children with disabilities
2017/09/27 Illegal deforestation in Romania by companies from other Member States
2017/05/12 E-commerce: unfair commercial practices
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2018/02/13 Falsified Medicines Directive
2017/05/15 Access to intra-community VAT data for Europol and OLAF
2014/12/09 Access to immuno-oncology therapies
2014/10/31 Harmonising legislation on chemicals
2014/10/16 Access to medicines, in particular HCV medicines
2018/03/21 The budget of the EU's Health Programme within the MFF post-2020
2015/06/09 2018 - European Year for Health
2018/03/21 Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment
2018/02/13 The Ecodesign Directive
2017/11/06 Cadmium - discrepancy in the single market's level playing field
2017/05/15 Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - Applicability Discrepancy
2015/12/11 Revision of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)
2018/05/29 Pharmacokinetic studies for vaccines
2017/09/11 Violation of the Treaty of Accession of Romania to the European Union by the Romanian Ministry for Communications and the Information Society
2015/12/01 VP/HR - EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
2014/10/31 New diagnostic technologies
2018/02/13 Increasing expenditure on long-term care
2015/12/11 Antimicrobial resistance
2017/06/23 Protecting minors from harmful 'pop-up' content
2017/05/31 Protecting children from harmful digital content
2017/03/10 Liquid laundry detergent capsules
2017/02/09 Directive 2014/17/EU of 4 February 2014 on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential immovable property.
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2014/10/16 Rare cancers