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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
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
EU authorisation procedure for pesticides Chair pest
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2016/10/17 Reviewing the protected status of wolves
2015/07/17 Combating drosophila suzukii
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2015/04/09 Implementation of the Council framework decision (2008/913/JHA) on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law
2017/02/22 Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2017/03/10 Lesser duty rule in the EU-Vietnam trade agreement
2017/02/08 Future of ACP countries' banana production
2017/02/01 Banana industry in the outermost regions and trade negotiations
2015/03/31 Impact of current trade negotiations with Japan on the European transport industry
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2018/05/31 Difference of EUR 15 billion for the CAP in the Commission's MFF comparative table
2018/03/12 Traceability arrangements for 'new breeding techniques'
2018/02/15 Phantom cows in the Netherlands
2017/06/22 Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto
2016/12/20 Promoting good practice in the production of foie gras
2018/01/12 Lactalis
2017/05/08 Revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid - ports
2017/03/07 Smart Eco Social Villages
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/25 Duties on peaches and nectarines imported from Tunisia
2015/12/18 Application for approval of basic substances pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
2018/05/23 Renewal of the authorisation of copper for use in winemaking
2018/03/19 Marketing standards for poultry meat
2017/03/24 Brazilian rotten meat scandal and EU-Mercosur agreement
2016/12/06 'Space Strategy for Europe' and the common agricultural policy
2016/03/17 EIB intervention as a response to the crises affecting the agricultural community
2015/05/20 Respect for human and labour rights in countries benefiting from GSP+
2015/03/31 Effects on Europe's transport sector of an investment agreement with China
2015/03/12 Authorisation of the use of diammonium phosphate (DAP) to trap olive fruit flies
2018/02/20 LEADER programme
2017/12/15 European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD initiative - Neighbourhood Policy)
2017/11/21 Beef and veal tariff quota for the Mercosur countries
2016/04/05 Financing of measures to tackle the farming crisis
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2015/02/26 Measures for compensating for natural handicaps and supporting start-up farms in France's national rural development plan
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2016/05/25 EU funding for the European Union Youth Orchestra
2016/05/04 Alliances between distributors at national and European levels
2016/04/27 Safeguard measure against European chicken
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2017/09/05 Adulterated honey
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2018/01/26 Protecting citizens' health and Bisphenol A
2016/04/22 Promotion of high-quality truffles
2014/12/16 The fight against mosquitoes

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