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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
Partidul Social Democrat
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Vice-Chair envi
Fisheries Substitute pech
Constitutional Affairs Substitute afco
Agriculture and Rural Development Substitute agri

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/06/22 Floods and payments from mutual funds
2016/06/01 Major crisis in the healthcare sector in Romania
2016/04/19 VP/HR — Conflict along the Nagorno-Karabakh contact line
2016/02/24 Role of the European Parliament in the new settlement with the UK
2015/11/26 Article 19 UN CRPD - Use of European Structural and Investment Funds
2015/11/20 Fruit and vegetable consumption
2015/07/03 Measures to protect the fruit and vegetable sector from the Russian embargo
2015/03/17 Trade and association agreements and persecutions against Christians
2014/12/09 School Fruit Scheme
2016/10/24 Unequal treatment of Parkinson's sufferers
2016/03/30 Hazardous chemicals
2016/02/29 General principles of integrated pest management in National Action Plans
2015/12/07 Biomass
2015/11/10 Landing obligation
2015/03/13 Sugar levels in milk-based drinks for young children
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/30 Access to credit for young farmers
2016/03/30 Eating disorders
2015/05/08 The prevention of Alzheimer's disease
2015/02/26 Type 1 diabetes
2014/11/20 Environmental noise
2014/10/08 Cardiovascular disease
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/07/13 Trans fats (TFAs)
2016/12/13 Childhood obesity
2016/11/30 African swine fever and bird flu
2015/04/09 Parental awareness of childhood obesity
2015/02/02 Flood defences
2016/03/03 Disturbance of the free movement of goods by Greece
2015/12/17 Nutrient profiles
2015/12/15 Need for a social dimension to the development of the circular economy
2015/10/02 Car emissions
2015/06/15 Tuberculosis in the EU
2016/11/23 Testing of substances contained in scented candles
2016/11/21 Dual-quality foodstuffs
2016/03/09 Strategy for tackling chronic and contagious diseases
2016/01/25 Transparency regarding the actions of the Child Welfare Service ('Barnevernet')
2016/01/21 Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority ('Barnevernet')
2016/09/28 Blast fishing
2016/07/05 Bladder cancer and rare cancers
2016/06/21 Bladder cancer
2016/05/31 Impact of micro-hydroelectric facilities on the environment
2015/11/25 Ban on neonicotinoids
2014/09/02 Head and neck cancer
2016/02/29 Food and Veterinary Office overview reports
2016/02/29 Report on the implementation of the sustainable use of pesticides directive
2016/02/23 Implementation of the Cross-border Healthcare Directive
2015/06/29 Food labelling
2015/06/03 Industrially produced trans fatty acids (ITFAs) in food
2015/03/19 Pesticide residues in imported food
2014/10/17 Forests and adaptation to climate change
2016/09/02 Rehabilitation of the buildings in earthquake risk zones
2016/05/10 Bringing the EU closer to the grassroots
2015/11/17 Programme for the most deprived persons
2015/09/24 Campylobacter
2015/05/13 Extending the eligibility period for rural development programme spending for the period 2007-2013