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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 Greens/European Free Alliance
Magic Circle
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Member envi
Industry, Research and Energy Substitute itre
Regional Development Substitute regi

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/01/28 Circular economy package and waste management plans
2014/12/12 Separation of functions pertaining to the management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds in Hungary
2015/06/30 Yambol regional landfill construction project
2014/10/10 Tempa Rossa project
2015/03/03 Offshore oil exploration and exploitation in the Adriatic Sea
2015/01/13 Offshore oil and gas operations
2014/09/09 Galileo: state of development and fully operational phase
2016/11/14 Situation in Italy after the earthquakes
2016/10/17 Switch between summer and winter time
2016/07/15 Technological progress in reducing the use of lead in car batteries
2015/07/09 Discrimination against the LGBT community
2015/03/31 Withdrawal of poor-quality child car seats from the internal market
2014/09/08 Share-out of additional funding for the promotion of food products
2017/01/13 Impact of visa policy applied in respect of the USA on the EU's tourism sector
2016/07/01 Climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy
2016/02/01 The role of Cohesion Policy in tackling the refugee crisis
2015/06/24 Protection of fundamental rights in EU cohesion policy
2014/12/12 Fraudulent use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in Hungary
2014/12/12 Enforcement of the European code of conduct on partnership within the framework of the European Structural and Investment Funds in Hungary
2017/01/13 EU Action Plan to tackle the illegal trade in dogs and cats
2016/06/24 Transport of farm animals to Turkey
2016/04/19 Withdrawing the insecticide dimethoate from use in the EU
2016/02/25 Transposition of Directive 2012/27/EU into Croatian legislation
2015/10/28 Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by changing the fuel used in buses in European cities to cleaner energy mixes
2014/10/30 Implementation of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
2015/07/09 Integration of immigrants in Croatia
2014/11/12 Economic value of volunteering
2014/09/09 Pollution crossing the border to Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014/09/09 VP/HR - Transboundary pollution in Croatia originating in Bosnia and Herzegovina
2016/10/04 Late introduction of system for the serialisation of medicines
2015/10/28 Methods for assessing health and other risks arising from the use of imported DDGS in animal feeds
2015/10/28 Lack of EU capacity in the animal feed sector
2015/09/21 A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020
2015/03/31 Introduction of VANET system in the EU
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/12/18 European measures to fight against organised crime and corruption
2014/09/04 Measures to mitigate the effects of Russian sanctions against the EU in the agricultural sector