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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
Parti socialiste
France
Magic Circle
Agriculture and Rural Development Member agri
International Trade Substitute inta



Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
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
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2015/04/24 European Tourist Board
2015/04/08 Call for a European Year on Tourism
2015/03/31 Impact of current trade negotiations with Japan on the European transport industry
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2015/07/17 Combating drosophila suzukii
2016/08/01 Jose Manuel Barroso and Goldman Sachs
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
2015/04/22 Breach of privacy on Facebook
2015/03/05 Unfair competition in the shallot industry
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/04/05 Financing of measures to tackle the farming crisis
2015/12/21 Measures to enhance railway security in Europe
2015/02/26 Measures for compensating for natural handicaps and supporting start-up farms in France's national rural development plan
2016/04/22 Promotion of high-quality truffles
2016/03/17 EIB intervention as a response to the crises affecting the agricultural community
2014/12/16 The fight against mosquitoes
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
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/10 Situation with regard to the MyFerryLink company
2016/12/06 'Space Strategy for Europe' and the common agricultural policy
2016/10/17 Reviewing the protected status of wolves
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
2015/02/13 Criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals
2015/01/20 Coca-Cola Iberian Partners' redundancy plan
2017/01/06 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oils, in particular palm oils
2016/09/02 Health risks related to consumption of vegetable oil, in particular palm oil
2016/06/03 Health risks related to the consumption of vegetable oils, and in particular palm oils
2016/12/20 Promoting good practice in the production of foie gras
2016/05/02 Vaccination in herds
2015/03/12 Authorisation of the use of diammonium phosphate (DAP) to trap olive fruit flies

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